Franco’s letters to the Allies to break out of isolation

The end of the Second World War is near, and Franco, who fears the consequences of communion with the Nazis and Fascists, still trusts in the German miracle. In fact, four months before the resounding collapse of the Third Reich, Franco did not give up hope that Hitler’s weapons, even magically, would prevail over his enemies.

The Spanish ambassador to Great Britain, Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, Duke of Alba, met with the dictator he served to see this in light of the successful progress of the Allied landings in Normandy. [D-Day: 6 de junio de 1944]Changes in wind direction were required. “Don’t run so fast, Alba,” Franco told him, “the landing might turn out to be a trap anyway. I know the Axis forces – I follow the operations closely – and I’m lost [la situación de] About 80 divisions that I think we’ll see anywhere at any time. And he repeated what he had entrusted to the signatories, as is well known Manifesto of the Twenty-SevenFrom the autumn of 1943, 17 lawyers in Cortes and ten other socially relevant people, including many high-ranking military officers, who demanded official neutrality and the promised restoration of the monarchy: Fuhrer He has a very powerful secret weapon, the fantastic “Cosmic Ray”, which guarantees the victory of the Axis. As well as his delusional belief that the United States would soon embrace Falangist ideology.

Source: El Diario

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