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Tuesday September 29, 1936

diary 2The 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.

Wrote Mrs. Ruiz, Cecelis Faulkes and Mahota

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today

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The burning wreck of Almirante Ferrándiz just before she exploded

The Battle of Cape Espartel was fought in the Strait of Gibraltar. The Nationalists were victorious and broke the Republican blockade of the strait.

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Francisco Franco

A declaration signed by Miguel Cabanellas was issued naming Francisco Franco “Chief of the Government of the Spanish State”.

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British soldiers on an armoured train car with two Palestinian Arab prisoners

Britain declared martial law in Palestine to fight the Arab revolt.




Image result for Tankette 1936Italy delivered a contingent of 13 tankettes to the Nationalists.

During a speech in Syracuse, New York, President Roosevelt called communism “a false issue” in the presidential campaign and asked that “here and now we bury this red herring.” Roosevelt maintained that his record showed “consistent adherence” to American democracy

Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 29, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 29, 1936