Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Before Christie:


LONG BEFORE the Scottish Anarchist, Stuart Christie, went to Spain to aid a plot to assassinate General Franco in August 1964, indeed years before he was even born, the campaign of military sedition by a group of Spanish Generals that eventually installed Franco as the Caudillo of Spain began in Africa. Today's International Herald Tribune reports:

1936 Spanish Army Seizes Morocco:

The Spanish army in Morocco rose in revolt late Friday night and by yesterday morning [July 18] it was in control of the whole of Spanish Morocco. Fierce fighting broke our between the insurgents and the civil element of the Spanish population, causing heavy loss of life. Arab natives are not taking part in the movement. Late last night rebel troops were said to have landed in southern Spanish ports to carry the revolt into Spain.

The third edition of our Spanish Civil War booklet is still available: price £4.60/€5.00 post included, cheques payable to 'Tameside Trade Union Council' from c/o 46, Kingsland Road, Rochdale, Lancs. OL11 3HQ.

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