Foreign News: The Amazing Franco

In the terraced city of Tetuan, 10.000 Arabs and Berber tribesmen chanted Viva Espana! and begged Spain's help in throwing off 50 years of French authority in Morocco. In Madrid. Falangist hoodlums stoned the British embassy; in Seville, they screamed "Franco! Franco! We want Gibraltar." All last week, in an outburst of diplomatic orneriness, Spain set out to antagonize its neighbors.

Troubled Morocco is a hybrid North African protectorate where France nominally holds overall authority through a puppet sultan but in turn sublets the sultan's power to Spain and a caliph in a ninth...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!