Charles Moore on Footprints in Spain by Simon Courtauld in his column in the spectator

footprints-in-spain-by-simon-courtauld‘Thanks to Simon Courtauld, in his new book Footsteps in Spain, for the most interesting fact I have yet heard about Castro. When Spain’s right-wing caudillo, General Franco, died in 1975, the leftist Castro ordered a week of mourning for him in Cuba. This was chiefly because Castro’s father, like Franco, came from Galicia. He left Spain to fight in the Cuban war of independence (against the revolutionaries), and stayed on, but he passed on his proud galleguismo to his son.’

Charles Moore on Footprints in Spain by Simon Courtauld for The Spectator. Read the full article here and get your copy of Footprints in Spain here.