General Franco as Military Leader

  title={General Franco as Military Leader},
  author={Paul Preston},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={21 - 41}
  • P. Preston
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • History, Art
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
BOTH during his lifetime, and after his death, General Franco was reviled by his enemies on the left and subjected to the most absurd adulation by his admirers on the right. As the victor in a bloody civil war which inflamed passions throughout the world, that is hardly surprising. Leaving aside his personal political success in remaining in power for nearly four decades, his victory in the Spanish Civil War was his greatest and most glorious achievement, something reflected in the judgements… 

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