SPAIN: Ceremonial

Official slogan of Generalissimo Francisco Franco's adherents during Spain's recent war was Una, Grande, Libre ("One, Great, Free"), a slogan borrowed from the great Ferdinand and Isabella. Last week Generalissimo Franco held his thrice-postponed Madrid victory parade and showed the world that Spain was great—at least in arms and men—but not necessarily "one" or "free."

Escorted by his clattering honor guard of Moorish lancers in a driving rain, El Caudillo took his stance on a lofty tribune. Before him, almost all his generals, the soaked diplomatic corps and the dripping Catholic hierarchy, paraded some 160,000 picked troops, representing various divisions...

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