"The moment has come . . . when we are disposed to undertake negotiations which will assure us an honorable peace. We await your decision."
So said Julián Besteiro, Foreign Minister of Loyalist Spain's National Defense Council, over Madrid's Union Radio last week. He was speaking directly and publicly to Burgos, 220 miles away, seat of the Government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
Next day Ramon Serrano Suñer, Minister of Interior of the Franco Government, broadcast this reply from Burgos: "We can answer in no other way than this: We desire victorious...