SPAIN: What Price Glory?

BEFORE anything could be done, a special road had to be built from the nearest highway, and 800,000 tons of rocks had to be blasted out of the belly of the mountain. But to Generalissimo Franco in 1941 such obstacles were minor. Gradually, in the Valley of the Fallen, in memory of the million Spaniards killed during the Civil War, there rose the great monument and mausoleum where he and those who had died for the cause of "liberation" were to be buried.

Unlike the Pharaohs, Franco had no slaves for his pyramid,...

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