Gen. Francisco Franco reviews his victorious troops.
"Our regime is based on bayonets and blood, not on hypocritical elections."
Quoted in H.L. Matthews, Half of Spain Died
Ernest Hemingway was moved to write the following words
after witnessing the treachery and wastage
of the ignominious Spanish Civil War:
"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war there there is nothing sweet or fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason."
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Notes for the Next War