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STALIN'S HAND IN SPAIN

Loyalist front against fierce attacks from Franco's army.
I was ordered to send the planes to Alicante. But that port was blockaded by Franco's vessels. The master of the ship made for Alicante, but had to turn back to save his ship and cargo. He attempted to head for Barcelona, but was prevented by my agent on board. My shipload of aircraft plied back and forth in the Mediterranean. Franco kept it from Alicante. Stalin kept it from Barcelona. In the meantime Loyalist Spain was fighting desperately and was woefully short of planes. At last my agent on board directed the ship to proceed to Marseilles.
This fantastic development was part of Stalin's fierce but silent battle to gain complete control of the Loyalist government, a battle which went on behind the open theatre of war. If Stalin was to make Spain a pawn in his power game, he must subdue all opposition in the Spanish republic. The spearhead of that opposition was in Catalonia. Stalin was determined to support with arms and man-power only those groups in Spain which were ready to accept his leadership without reservation. He was resolved not to let the Catalonians lay hands on our planes, with which they might win a military victory that would increase their prestige and thus their political weight in the republican ranks.
During these days, while with one hand Stalin was keeping military aid from Barcelona, with the other he addressed his first public message to Jose Diaz, leader of the Spanish Communist Party. On October 16, Stalin wired to Diaz :"The toilers of the Soviet Union only do their duty when they give all the aid within their power to the revolutionary masses of Spain." "The Spanish struggle," Stalin continued, "is not a private affair of Spaniards. It is the common

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