When José Antonio tried to stop the Civil War

Updated:11/20/2020 1:35h


At the back of the main altar of the colossal funerary monument of Cuelgamuros is the tomb of the founder of the Falange, José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia. His trip from the Alicante jail, in whose courtyard he was shot on November 20 like today 84 years agoUntil that, his penultimate abode, it was long. First buried in a mass grave in the Sacramental de la Florida Alta in Alicante, he was exhumed in 1938 under pressure from the English Government – the daughter of Herbert Asquit, liberal prime minister of England between 1908 and 1916, Elisabeth, was madly in love with José Antonio – and buried in niche 515 of the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios cemetery


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