Past in Perspective.


'To a mankind that recognizes the equality of man everywhere, every war becomes a civil war.

Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

A cinematic recreation of Luis Carrero

Blanco's assassination

On this day, 20 December 1973, Spanish fascist Prime Minister who was hand-picked as Franco's successor Luis Carrero Blanco was assassinated in Madrid.

Basque separatists ETA had spent five months digging a tunnel under a road he went down to attend mass. They then detonated a bomb as he drove over, shooting his car 20 metres into the air and over a five-storey building, earning Blanco the nickname of 'Spain's first astronaut'. His successor was unable to hold together...

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