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Jose Calvo Sotelo & Castillo assassinations...

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July 14, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1936

* Jose Calvo Sotelo & Castillo assassinations
* Military coup - Spanish Civil War prelude

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "MONARCHIST CHIEF MURDERED IN SPAIN; 17 POLICE ARRESTED" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the assassination of Jose Calvo Sotelo & Jose Castillo which was one of factors that led to the Spanish Civil War.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions.  Minor spine wear, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: José Calvo Sotelo was a Spanish politician, minister of Finance during the Dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera and a leading figure of the anti-republican radical right during the Second Republic. His assassination in July 1936 by a unit of the Guardia de Asalto was an immediate prelude to the triggering of the military coup plotted since February 1936 whose partial failure marked the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

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