SPAIN: Bread and Heat

Only one last road from Madrid to the sea was open last week, the 294-mile railway to Valencia. Having cut off the Capital from all other avenues of succor or escape, the White Armies of Generalissimo Francisco Franco were advancing with such vigor that Premier Largo Caballero and his Cabinet were daily rumored, via Rebel sources, on the point of flight. Disciplined effectiveness suddenly appeared in the roving mobs of Premier Largo Caballero's proletarian militiamen. These have fought bravely enough time and again, but too often only in their own good...

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