• Short Summary

    More than 2,000 right-wingers raised their arms in the Fascist salute at the funeral of the prominent Falangist General, Tomas Garcia Rebull, which took place in the Spanish capital, Madrid on Thursday (29 April).

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    GV Military Hospital
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    CU Franco's son-in-law and other mourner (2 shots)
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    SV People sign mourners book
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    SV Coffin of Gen. Garcia Rebull carried out
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    SV Mourners sing "Cara Al Sol" with arms up in Fascist type salute
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    GV Coffin carried out down street (2 shots)
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    SV Coffin carried through crowds (2 shots)
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    GV Crowd and coffin arrives at Franco's victory arch
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    Initials BB/0315 NPJ/DK/BB/0330



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than 2,000 right-wingers raised their arms in the Fascist salute at the funeral of the prominent Falangist General, Tomas Garcia Rebull, which took place in the Spanish capital, Madrid on Thursday (29 April). Lieutenant-General Garcia Rebull died the day before (Wednesday) after a heart attack, aged 69.

    During the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War he led the Falangist militia, and later fought with German forces on the Russian front. The mourners who attended the funeral included the son-in-law of the late General Franco, the Marquis of Villaverde, the Defence Minister of Spain, Fernando Santiago, and the leader of the powerful right-wing War Veterans Association, Jose Antonio Giron.

    They joined in singing the Falangist war hymn, "Face to the Sun", as the coffin was carried shoulder-high through central Madrid.

    Lieutenant-General Garcia Rebull was Commander of the Burgos military region at the time of the famous 1970 Burgos trial of 16 Basque nationalists accused of terrorism. He signed the death warrants of six of the Basques, but they were later reprieved by General Franco.

    Jailed by the Republicans at the start of the Civil War, he escaped and joined General Franco's nationalist forces. He was promoted to General in 1962, and became military commander of Barcelona, Burgos and Madrid. He was also a member of the Spanish parliament (Cortes).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IM1UFHDFKWUV3M3PIM1XFXQU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IM1UFHDFKWUV3M3PIM1XFXQU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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