SPAIN: 22 Divisions

From Madrid to the most remote villages, young Spaniards went on parade last week. Some sported colored paper hats. Others lurched along brimful of wine. All wore on their chests red-and-gold cardboard badges with the inscription "Quinta 50"—Class of 1950. The young men, 160,000 of them, were going to join the Spanish army, the biggest non-Communist fighting force in Europe today.

Beyond the Pale. The nations of Western Europe, led by France and Britain, find it hard to forget that Dictator Francisco Franco was the protegé of Hitler and Mussolini; they have put...