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The Life And Times Of The Spanish General Francisco Franco, Spanish General Who Led The Victorious Nationalist Forces During The Spanish Civil War Who Ruled As Spain's Caudillo For The Rest Of His Long Life, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! #FranciscoFranco #Franco #Caudillo #Dictators #CaudilloOfSpain #Generalisimos #JefeDelEstados #FrancoistSpain #FrancoRegime #SpanishState #NationalistFaction #SpanishCivilWar #Autarkies #Spain #SpanishHistory #HistoryOfSpain #MP4 #VideoDownload #DVD
August 15, 2022: Updated With FRANCO: BEHIND THE MYTH!
FRANCO: BEHIND THE MYTH (Color, 1993, 47 Minutes)
The shocking truths, and surprising fallacies, of the life and reign of Francisco Franco, a man whose image was often at great variance with the man himself, despite the meticulous care Franco put into creating and propagating his image.
BIOGRAPHY (CBS): FRANCO (Black/White, 1962, 23 Minutes)
The original television biography documentary series gives its usual standard-setting treatment to "El Caudillo", the leader of Spain, both during his command of Spanish Nationalist armies which defeated the forces of the Spanish Republic and afterwards as Spain's chief of state. Narrated by Mike Wallace.
PORTRAITS OF POWER: FRANCO: CAUDILLO OF SPAIN (Color, 1978, 24 Minutes)
New York Times correspondent and series contributor Richard Eder provides intelligent and scholarly analysis and insight as well as personal bias and opinion regarding his personal experience of Franco after having covered him as a reporter for a number of years as well as his personal historical research. Based on the book PORTRAITS OF POWER, written by Harrison Salisbury and produced in part by The New York Times. Narrated by Henry Fonda.
Francisco Franco, Spanish general who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), was born Francisco Franco Bahamonde in the Calle Frutos Saavedra in El Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. Franco became military dictator of Spain beginning in 1939, after the nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War. This period in Spanish history is commonly known as Francoist Spain. As a conservative and a monarchist, Franco opposed the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a democratic secular republic in 1931. With the 1936 elections, the conservative Spanish Confederation of Autonomous Right-wing Groups lost by a narrow margin, and the leftist Popular Front came to power. Intending to overthrow the republic, Franco followed other generals in launching a coup that failed to take control of most of the country and precipitated the Spanish Civil War. With the death of the other generals, Franco quickly became his faction's only leader. Franco gained military support from various authoritarian regimes and groups, especially Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, while the Republican side was supported by Spanish communists and anarchists as well as the Soviet Union, Mexico, and the International Brigades. In 1939, Franco won the war, which claimed half a million lives. He established a military dictatorship. Franco proclaimed himself Head of State and Government under the title El caudillo. In April 1937, Franco merged the fascist and traditionalist political parties in the rebel zone (FE de las JONS and Traditionalist Communion), as well as other conservative and monarchist elements, into FET y de las JONS. At the same time he outlawed all other political parties, and thus Spain became a one-party state. Upon his rise to power, Franco implemented policies that repressed political opponents and dissenters, as many as 400,000 of whom died through the use of forced labor and executions in the concentration camps his regime operated. He espoused neutrality as Spain's official wartime policy. However, he provided military support to the Axis in numerous ways: he allowed German and Italian ships and submarines to use Spanish harbors and ports, the Abwehr operated in Spain, and the Blue Division fought alongside the European Axis against the Soviet Union until 1944. Although often identified as fascist, few scholars of the matter consider Franco's Spain such, usually recognizing it as conservative and authoritarian. Spain was isolated by the international community for nearly a decade after World War II. By the 1950s, the nature of his regime changed from being openly totalitarian and using severe repression to an authoritarian system with limited pluralism. During the Cold War, Franco was one of the world's foremost anti-Communist figures: his regime was assisted by the West, and it was asked to join NATO. After chronic economic depression in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Franco presided over the Spanish miracle, abandoning autarky (self-sufficiency of a political state or their economic system) and pursuing economic liberalization, delegating authority to liberal ministers. Franco died of heart failure at the age of 82 in Madrid, Spain. On October 30, 1975 he had fallen into a coma and was put on life support. Franco's family agreed to disconnect the life-support machines. Officially, he died a few minutes after midnight on November 20, 1975 from heart failure, at the age of 82 - on the same date as the death of Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of the Falange, in 1936. However, historian Ricardo de la Cierva claimed that he had been told around 6 pm on November 19 that Franco had already died. Franco's body was interred at Valle de los Caidos, a colossal memorial built by the forced labour of political prisoners to honour the casualties of both sides of the Spanish Civil War. The site was designated by the interim government, assured by Prince Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Carlos Arias Navarro, as the burial place for Franco. According to his family, Franco did not want to be buried in the Valley, but in the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. Nonetheless, the family agreed to the interim government's request to bury him in the Valley, and has stood by the decision. This made Franco the only person interred in the Valley who did not die during the Spanish Civil War. Since Franco had restored the monarchy before his death, Juan Carlos was proclaimed his successor as King two days later; it was King Juan Carlos I who led the Spanish transition to democracy. After a referendum, a new constitution was adopted, which transformed Spain into a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.