Foreign News: Maneuverable Largo Caballero

Republican Spain's war Premier, Francisco Largo Caballero, fled his crumbling country in early 1939, took refuge in southern France. With other Loyalist refugees he lived quietly through the war and the collapse of France. Vichy refused to extradite him to Spain. When German troops completed the occupation of France, they rounded up "notorious reds," and last fortnight it was reported that Largo Caballero had been turned over to Generalissimo Francisco Franco's police for court-martial and probable execution. Largo Caballero had many friends. Telegrams poured into the White House asking President Roosevelt to intercede. The Government of Ecuador made direct representation. Last...

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