SPAIN: War in the Air

Not East or West but up in the air moved the focus of Spain's war last week. General Mola's land attack on Bilbao was temporarily halted after a bloody hand-to-hand with rifle butts and knives. Comparatively quiet too were all the other fronts. But overhead hell was popping. The week started with the shooting down, by Rightists near Bilbao, of a French transport plane carrying passengers from Biarritz to the besieged city. France had little cause for complaint. The transport, owned by the Air Pyrenees Line, had been running the blockade for...

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