The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more
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Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today
The Burgos Junta declared total martial law in all Nationalist-held parts of Spain.
The Spanish Republic confiscated all church property in Spain to consolidate its resources to fight the uprising.
German aircraft arrived in Morocco to assist the Nationalist side.
Francisco Franco granted an interview to Jay Allen of the Chicago Tribune in which he claimed that his government was neither monarchist nor fascist, but “Nationalist Spanish”, and that he had launched the rebellion to save Spain from communism. When asked what form his government would take, Franco replied it would be a “military dictatorship” with a plebiscite later on “for the nation to decide what it wanted.”