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Now that the powerful arm of the furies terrorises
the city of ideals we tried to defend,
among the ruins of hanging dreams, closer to the earth,
Fatherland, protect us: the earth will never know how to lie.
Màrius Torres
The fall of Barcelona 26/01/1939
The bridge of Esplugues: the last fight in the capital
The final pocket of resistance to Franco's army marching on Barcelona on January 26, 1939, took place here. 16 died.
Franco's shadow in Barcelona 80 years on
Yesterday, Barcelona Council rescinded the medals awarded to Franco's authorities during the dictatorship, but the shadows of fascism remain.
Juan Yagüe: the Butcher of Badajoz's occupation of Barcelona
This Army of Africa militant, Falangist and pro-Nazi was one of the most barbarous generals of the Spanish Civil War and is still actively revered by a Spanish foundation.
The Aragonese photographer, Francisco Martínez Gascón, "Kautela", captured these events. His pictures are collected in the book 'Kautela. A Photographer in Franco's Spain'
(Kautela. Un fotógrafo en la España franquista - 1928-1944)
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