SPAIN: 20 Years After

On a mountain 28 miles northwest of Madrid last week assembled the flower of Franco Spain—Cabinet ministers, generals, admirals, all of the nation's four cardinals, 37 of its bishops, six mitered abbots, and the Papal Nuncio. Occasion for this august gathering: the dedication of the Valley of the Fallen, the striking $12 million monument to Spain's Civil War dead that workmen have been hewing out of solid rock since 1941 (TIME color, Jan. 26). By no coincidence, it was also the anniversary of the day in 1939 when the last pockets of Republican resistance collapsed in Madrid. Now, 20 years...

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