Town reclaims Franco’s summer villa

December 6, 2010
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The Guardian‘s Giles Tremlett reports:

A country palace given to Spain’s former fascist dictator, General Francisco Franco, to use as his summer house is to be expropriated from his family and donated to the people of the country town of Sada, north-west Spain. Franco used it for his summer holidays, when he would return to his native Galicia to fish and hunt. Franco’s family became wealthy during the dictatorship, with the general passing a large number of properties to his heirs, including at least three palaces given to him as presents. The family has prospered in the years since his death in 1975, mainly because of their property investments.

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