Videos tagged with Franco
Lili Callon was born in Spain, she moved to London in 1996. She talks about her memories of living under Franco’s rule when she was a child and the big strike in 1972 against his leadership. She also talks about her grandfather’s terrible time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. He was detained in Caziz for five years. She believes that people living in Spain now, are not aware of the extent of suffering of the people who fought in the Spanish Civil War, and how much times have changed.
Encarna was a Medical Student in Madrid when Franco was the dictator. So concerned was the state about the possibility of an uprising by communists supported by students, that her lectures were attended by armed soldiers. There were regular beatings of dissenters, and anyone accused of opposing the government would be excluded from university. She tells her story as part of the Heritage Day at King Alfred School in London.