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Franco in Barcelona

12th August 2015

Here’s a photo of the dictator, Generalísimo Franco, the self-proclaimed Caudillo, accompanied by the then mayor of Barcelona, the notorious, Porcioles.

The photo was taken on June 16th, 1970, during Franco’s final visit to the city, five years and five months before his long and drawn out demise.

Franco’s aides ordered medical staff to keep the comatose, El Caudillo ‘alive’ until November 20th — the exact same date as the deaths of both José Antonio Primo de Rivera, son of a previous dictator and founder of the Falange, and Buenaventura Durruti, the very popular anarchist militant. But that’s another story for another day.

Where was the photo taken?

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