SPAIN: On to Santander

At long last, on the 80th day of siege, last week Bilbao, the city that has scorned capture for 700 years and the motto of whose red, white and green flag was INVINCIBLE, fell. At the end hardly a shot was fired. But every bridge across the Nervión River had been blown up as was the great Guecho arms factory, one of the prime prizes in Franco's drive on Bilbao. As was expected, Anarchists ran berserk for a few hours before the city was abandoned, murdered many a suspected Rightist sympathizer. As the...

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