Peter Day's Franco's Friends: How British Intelligence Helped Bring PDF

By Peter Day

released to coincide with the seventy fifth anniversary of the Falangist rebellion in July 2011, Franco's acquaintances tells the little-known real tale of ways MI6 orchestrated the coup that introduced common Franco to strength in Spain in 1936, resulting in the Spanish civil struggle and forty years of right-wing dictatorship. It has lengthy been identified British aircraft took Franco from the Canaries to Morocco first and foremost of the coup and that significant Hugh Pollard travelled at the airplane from London, masquerading as a vacationer and observed by means of appealing blondes so as to add to the deception that this used to be only a excitement journey. what's now not identified is the significance of his position and the level of the involvement of the British intelligence providers. Franco's pals indicates that Pollard used to be a lifelong member of MI6 and discloses a listing of Britons who helped engineer Franco's coup that reads like a who is who of British intelligence (including james Bond writer, Ian Fleming). The e-book indicates that MI6 persevered operating in Spain via to the second one global warfare, placing jointly behind-the-scenes offers and making sure that the UK's pursuits have been maintained. Crucially, MI6 even financed bribes paid to the Spanish generals by means of the British naval attache in Madrid to maintain Spain impartial, hence reaping the advantages for Britain in 1939-45. Franco's buddies , in keeping with formerly unknown fabric from the nationwide documents, Imperial warfare Museum, the British Library and personal information, is among the nice formerly untold tales of the second one international warfare, revealing how Britain made a doubtful yet tricky ethical selection that may have repercussions at the consequence of the second one international War.

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