Foreign News: Bread & Bombs

In "celebration" of the second anniversary of Generalissimo Francisco Franco's dictatorship, Spanish Rightist aviators last week dropped tens of thousands of quarter-pound loaves of bread over the hungry Leftist cities of Madrid and Barcelona. Believing they had pulled off a stunt calculated to persuade Leftists that a Rightist victory would mean a full stomach, Rightist propagandists announced that Madrid's share of the bread, safely floated to the ground in makeshift parachutes, had been 178,000 loaves. Later, ending a week's pause, Rightist batteries west of Madrid resumed their futile shelling of the city, and...

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