WAR IN SPAIN: Distracting Franco

Following up the swift surprise offensive which carried across the Ebro River last fortnight to make a 240-square-mile dent in the north side of Rightist Generalissimo Franco's salient-to-the-sea, Spain's Leftists last week launched another. The second dented the south side of the salient, some 30 miles west of battered Teruel. Taking advantage of the fact that the Rightists had shipped 40,000 troops from the Teruel area to the Ebro front, bald-domed General José Miaja, commander-in-chief on the southern Leftist front, pushed his forces through thinly-held Rightist lines in the Universales Mountains. He...

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