WAR IN SPAIN: Fall Before Winter

Area this week of:

Rightist Spain: 126,583 sq. mi.

Leftist Spain: 70,024 sq. mi.

Rightist Gain: 9,503 sq. mi.

At 10 a. m. one morning last week Rightist commanders of troops slogging over mountain trails toward Gijón, tuned in the Gijón radio station. Over came a strange excited voice:

"We are waiting with great impatience. We are responsible people of Gijón and the enthusiasm in our streets is overwhelming. Arriba España! Viva Franco!"

Rightist army transmitters quickly got in contact:

"Our forces are very near Gijón along the coast. If the weather is good we will be there this afternoon."

By 3:30 p. m. red-bereted...

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