SPAIN: Reprisal Revolt

One afternoon last week telephone operators in Paris, Lisbon and Genoa kept telling people trying to get a line into Spain that the trunk lines to that country had all gone dead. They stayed dead for some 16 hours. Early next morning one short message came over the wire: ''There have been incidents. . . . The number of victims is not yet known." Something big was happening behind the silence and the heavily guarded Spanish frontiers. It was the climax to five months of Popular Front Government, of Socialist and Communist rioting,...

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