World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: Franco and the Rock

Generalissimo Francisco Franco struck a blow last week for Germany. By word and action, as surely as if he had ordered his troops to fire, he compelled the Allies to divert men, equipment and energy from Tunisia (see col. 3) and spend them upon preparations which might have been deferred if Spain were safely neutral.

Franco's words, spoken to the newly reshuffled Falange National Council, told the world precisely where Franco stands and what Franco believes. Said he:

"The liberal world is going down, a victim to its own errors. . . ....

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