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.
The fall of Barcelona 26/01/1939
The final pocket of resistance to Franco's army marching on Barcelona on January 26, 1939, took place here. 16 died.
Yesterday, Barcelona Council rescinded the medals awarded to Franco's authorities during the dictatorship, but the shadows of fascism remain.
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.
(Kautela. Un fotógrafo en la España franquista - 1928-1944)