SPAIN: Yokes & Arrows

Morocco's Sultan ben Youssef, Mohammed V, only 31 months ago exiled by the French to remote Madagascar, was being courted like a king. At Rabat airport last week, as he stepped aboard an Iberia Super-Constellation for a visit to Spain, a band played the Marseillaise, and French High Commissioner Andre Louis Dubois was at his side to remind him that Morocco owed its new "independence within interdependence" to France. Hours later in Madrid, Dictator Franco and a phalanx of bemedaled Falangists roared an ovation to show that they also had something to give the Sultan.

Embracing Ben Youssef and kissing...

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