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By Richard Wigg

This completely researched, hugely perceptive and completely gripping learn bargains with an enormous point of Spanish and British historical past - Churchill's coverage of appeasement towards the Franco regime in Spain. Wigg demonstrates that the tolerance proven towards Spain's wartime buying and selling authorized the rebuilding of Spanish gold reserves which helped Franco live on his (and Spain's) overseas ostracism among 1945 and 1950.This very important ebook will curiosity students with an curiosity in modern eu political heritage in addition to people with a normal curiosity in Spanish historical past.

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Brisk’ was the code name of plans for a military operation to seize the Portuguese Azores to provide an air and naval base against U-boats attacks on British shipping; ‘Shrapnel’ was a plan to take the likewise Portuguese Cape Verde Islands. The Prime Minister drew a grim picture of winter conditions in Spain and pointed to Gen. Wavell’s victories in Libya and the collapse of the Italian Empire, as sobering informed opinion in Spain about the fighting ability of Britain’s armies. Churchill took up again the food ‘weapon’.

Eden’s intense suspicion of Hoare, compounded by his erroneous trusting in the plotters, was to develop considerably when it came to the envoy’s handling of the Spanish monarchists in 1943. But, above all, Aranda’s reputation was damaged in British eyes. This was to have serious consequences, as we shall see, when the general appealed directly to the British Prime Minister in 1944. Roberts, now becoming increasingly important in the Foreign Office over the handling of Spain, had commented before Eden had exploded that it was a mistake to trust the pronouncements of such ‘unreliable and illogical people as Gen.

The fluidity of the situation prevailing at that time is further illustrated by the secret contacts that the politically astute Gen. Antonio Aranda, as an opponent of Franco, was having in April both with the British embassy and with Hans Thomsen, the Nazi party’s Auslandsorganisation boss in Spain. Aranda, it seems, was basically seeking to find out if Serrano did fall in a putsch, and the generals set up a junta, the Germans would respond by intervening militarily in Spain. All this uncertainty helped, if paradoxically, Franco to stay in power.

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