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A Nazi general financed republican films during the Franco regime | Culture

Johannes Bernhardt fought in World War I, obtained the Iron Cross, made him an honorary general of the SS, and later became a powerful businessman and the main intermediary between Franco and Hitler. Starting in 1936, he built and maintained a financial empire, Sofindus, based on exchanges between Spain and Nazi Germany. This included the […]

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The war of the ships ‘Gravina’ and ‘Churruca’ on the Republican side | Culture

On July 17, 1936, the day in which Generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola began the uprising against the Government of the Republic, the Spanish Navy broke into two unequal parts. Of its 20,000 men, some 13,000 embarked on ships loyal to the Republic and the rest on Franco’s. Fourteen Republican destroyers, versus one nationalist. […]

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