jueves, 7 de febrero de 2013



On the 6th February 1937 the troops of the general Gonzalo Queipo de Llano got into Málaga. Nearly 100.000 republican people had to run away to Almería by the only possible way, the N-340 which was named The Death Road”.

About 150.000 men, women and children tried to escape and look for a place to hide and be saved. They were rather scared of the “National troops”. There was no place to run away but the N-340 and there they were, all the fascists, who were bombarding everyone from the water with the ships, from the air with the planes and from the earth with the tanks.

The Italian troops came from the north, Queipo de Llano’ soldiers came from the west, and the ships from the fascist Franco were waiting on the sea. These assassin troops were helped by Italian and German fascists. To know precisely how many people died there is absolutely impossible. However, some sources say that many dead bodies ended up in mass graves or that the Guadalfeo River took them with it. In San Rafael mass grave there have been identified more than 4.300 victims according to Andrés Fernández, who is a scientist and responsible for research in the Cemetery San Rafael.

 “Boys only wore their trousers and girls only wore their wide dresses. All of them were half-dressed and beneath the sun…. “(Norman Bethune’s notes who was a Canadian Surgeon and a voluntary doctor working with the “Socorro Rojo”).  
Now you can answer the following questions:

1- Why did people choose N-340?
2- What three ways did the fascist attack people?
3- What were the three vehicles used in the attack'
4- Do we know how many people die?
5- Do you know what was the "Socorro Rojo"? Look for it on internet

Texto traducido del artículo de prensa de Público Por Mª Isabel Pérez Ortega
 Correcciones  por Samantha Potts
Málaga, 6 de febrero de 2013

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