WAR IN SPAIN: 1, 350 Sq. Mi.

1,350 Sq. Mi.

Three columns under Rightist Generalissimo Franco last week staged in central Aragón the widest offensive of Spain's 20-month-old war. During the first six days the Franco forces, behind the largest aerial concentration the war has seen, advanced along a 60-mile front, extending from Fuentes del Ebro southward to Montalban, recaptured Belchite and gained approximately 1,350 square miles of Leftist territory. Some 3,500 prisoners were taken, the Rightists announced, including 400 U. S. citizens of the Leftist Abraham Lincoln Battalion. At week's end one Rightist column was only about 45 miles...

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