SPAIN: A Defiant Franco Answers His Critics

Holding himself stiffly in his sashed and braided blue uniform, Generalissimo Francisco Franco stepped out onto the balcony of the Royal Palace overlooking Madrid's Plaza de Oriente. Instantly, the human sea of 150,000 faithful down below him thrust right arms forward in salute. Then the crowd launched into Face to the Sun, the anthem of the right-wing Falangist shopkeepers and tradesmen who sided with Franco when he began his bloody struggle for power 39 years ago and have been unswerving in their support of him ever since. Franco spoke only three minutes...

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