SPAIN: Mil Perdones, Senores!

In the reading room of the U.S. Consulate at Valencia, 40 young Spaniards sprawled in cozy comfort. They pored over OWI Spanish-language publications, gazed at the bright posters glorifying the U.S. war effort.

Into this scene of amity rushed a couple of Falangist hotheads. Just back from volunteer service with the Spanish Blue Division on the Russian Front, they ripped the posters from the walls, denounced their countrymen as traitors. Spanish guards handcuffed the two intruders, lugged them to the calabozo.

U.S. Ambassador Carlton J. Hayes's stiff protest was almost unnecessary. Generalissimo Francisco...

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