SPAIN: Passion Flowers

High over Berkane, border town in French Morocco, sounded the mighty roar of airplane motors last week. A flight of huge bombing planes was boring west toward the Spanish border. Suddenly engines choked, sputtered for lack of gasoline. One plane dropped into the sea. Another smashed up on landing, killing the pilot, two members of the crew and seriously injuring another. A third got down safely, but with empty tanks.

The planes were Italian Savoia-Marchetti bombers with their identification marks carefully painted out. Each was jammed with cases of machine guns, ammunition,...

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