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Franco's Black Spain
Drawings by Luis Quintanilla; commentary by Richard Watts, Jr.

Franco's Black Spain pages 27-30


Franco's glorious allies from Germany found Spain a congenial training ground for that aspect of military science which they found particularly agreeable, the art of pillaging the countryside.


Nazi total warfare, as later demonsrated by Goering's air force on London, Coventry, and Rotterdam, found Republican Spain an ideal testing ground. Since the cities destroyed were "Red" cities and the civilians killed were "Red" civilians, the strong Christian protests that were forthcoming when the Republic protected itself against purely political clericalism were never heard.


Even the concentration camp, which the Nazis were later to make of all Europe, was tried out by the Germans in Spain.


The Nazi scientist established his laboratory in Franco Spain. It seemed to the Caudillo's German masters that the men and women of the land of their Spanish ally were ideal guinea pigs for those experiments in wholesale destruction and death that were later to turn the Nazi concentration camps into the charnel houses of Europe.