SPAIN: Germany to the Rescue

When Alfonso XIII was King of Spain his summer capital was Santander, an old fishing port that had become Spain's most fashionable resort, with broad, shaded streets and quiet parks and a fresh, clean smell that blew in from the Bay of Biscay. Spain's best bulls and matadores appeared in Santander when the King was there; on hot summer afternoons Alfonso, no aficionado, used to go to the bullfights because it was expected of him, watching with that indifference to pain which is a part of the heritage of all Spaniards. Last week Alfonso was dying in exquisite pain from...

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