Soldier statue reignites Spanish row over fascism – Asia Despatch

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The Legión became almost a symbol of Spanish virility – shirt necks open to the midriff, short sleeves showing off bulging biceps. It was the idea of Gen José Millán Astray, who would later be a leading element of the fascist cause in civil war Spain, with his war cry Viva la Muerte! (Long live death!)

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