SPAIN: Britain Holds the Baby?

When dynamic, new Premier Negrin of the Spanish Leftists made his flying visit to Paris fortnight ago, passionately imploring aid (TIME, July 12). the canny French General Staff reputedly urged that he test and prove the present fitness of Spain's Leftist militia by ordering a full-scale offensive. Last week Premier Negrin, at Valencia, was at the controls of a Leftist offensive which sent 30,000 militia rushing out of Madrid in heroic, bloody efforts to dislodge decisively the besieging Rightists.

General Franco's G.H.Q. tersely admitted that Madrid General Miaja was making "the most...

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