Franco The biography of an enigma Author:Alan Lloyd Twelve centuries earlier, in the summer of 711, the Moorish leader Tarik ibn Ziyad had led the first Muslim invaders of Spain across the Strait of Gibralter to swarm through the hamlets and towns of Andalusia. Now, on August 6, 1936, as Franco flew from Tetuan to a new headquarters at Seville, he could see Moorish soldiers once again sprawling... more » and brewings drinks in the gardens and plazas of Spain.
The impasse was broken. Soon Franco, like Tarik before him, would be driving his men north. Soon German transport planes would be shuttling reinforcements from Morocco while burly fellows from Berlin and Hamburg heavily disguised in cloth hats and plus-fours would land at Cadiz with the latest Luftwaffe fighters.« less