SPAIN: Storm in the Pyrenees

Generalissimo Franco was in trouble. From the French side of the Pyrenees, Spanish Republicans who had fought with the F.F.I, made raids into Spain. Bloody skirmishes flared in the mountains.

The Paris radio announced a new face on the streets of Perpignan, France—Diego Martinez-Barrio, last President of the Republican Cortes, lately a refugee in Latin America. Somehow he had come through the Allied blockade.

Angrily, Franco ordered the border shut. A division of his army moved into the raided region. Rumor said that the Spanish dictator might well use some 10,000 German soldiers who had escaped to Spain from France, that he...

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