SPAIN: Red Stand

"Madrid will fall in from three to five days," predicted its besieger, Generalissimo Franco of Spain's White Army fortnight ago. Last week, still outwardly confident and smiling, the Generalissimo in effect admitted that the Red militia of Madrid had fought his Whites to a bloody standstill when he issued this order to his officers: "Make no further attempt to take Madrid until our present positions have been consolidated."

The main force of the White Army under General Jose Varela was fighting on the bank of the Manzanares River which flows through Madrid's...

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