The story of a conspiracy.
More than eighty years after the beginning of hostilities, the question that gives this book its title still lacks a clear answer. Or so it seems.
The product of sweeping research, this work examines many still-unknown aggressions of fascist monarchists against the Republic: first in France, for the sake of raising funds from the upper classes—with Juan March a key figure here. Even less recognized are the successful contacts made to supply modern armaments from foreign counties and to brainwash garrisons through the coordination of military and civil society.
With documents from Spanish, British, and French archives and new evidence discovered in Rome, the conspirators’ strategy is finally revealed, along with the movements of their trusted confidantes and their intention to restore the monarchy and establish a regime comparable to Mussolini’s—one Franco was never meant to lead.
This book again reveals Ángel Viñas’s passion for discovering hidden tendencies in the past related to the figure of General Franco.