• Short Summary

    General Franco on a three-week visit to Catalonia reviewed a May Day Parade in its chief city Barcelona May 1.

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    General Franco on a three-week visit to Catalonia reviewed a May Day Parade in its chief city Barcelona May 1. Some 100,000 people crowded the vast football stadium to see the parade with its central theme of culture and recreation.

    Trick cyclists plunged their machines through hoops of fire, folklore groups from all corners of Spain, massed bands and gymnasts highlighted the parade. Catalonia's folkdance, the sardana, and a massed choir climaxed the display of a nation on holiday.

    General Franco was accompanied by his wife and several Cabinet ministers. As customary, his visit to Barcelona went unannounced in the Government-controlled Press until his arrival. Barcelona still centre of muted republicanism and the insular Catalan dialect is renowned for the lead it gives to anti-Franco agitation.

    The General during his visit to the City was expected to hint on Spain's political future at the May 8 Victory Parade marking the end of the 1936-39 Civil War.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLCRJYC9U92SNAGZ67KF51QAF
    Media URN:
    VLVACLCRJYC9U92SNAGZ67KF51QAF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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