Tuesday, July 18, 2006

70 years ago...

On 17 July 1936, a military uprising began in the Spanish-held part of Morocco. By the 18th, it had spread to the mainland of Spain...

According to France Inter radio, Pope Benedict XVI is now asking for 'pardon' for the Church's collaboration with the Franquists (Francoists)... According to someone on the BBC WS, 30 per cent of  Spaniards still think the coup was justified (listen, around 6:50 GMT).

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