SPAIN: Splitting

Close to 100 Leftist soldiers per hour surrendered to the Rightists last week as they pressed their methodical advance in North Spain from captured Bilbao toward Santander. This city's normal population is only 85,000 and last week 400,000 retreating Leftists and hostages jammed it almost beyond bearing, with food running crucially short. Daily Spanish civilians escaped on British merchant ships convoyed by British warships. In Leftist Spain the situation was recognized to be so desperate that Leftist Premier Dr. Juan Negrin and his Foreign Minister Jose Girál Pereira piled into an...

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