SPAIN: THE ARMS QUESTION.
28th January Reported that in the past few days, over 1,000 Italian and German infantrymen, fully equipped, have arrived at Malaga from Cadiz and Seville.
News Chronicle, 8 January 1938.
January 19 Six Italian 'planes carry out the most terrible raid of the war on Barcelona, killing over 400 and injuring 1,200.
Daily Herald, 20 January 1938.
February 5 Escorted by two Italian destroyers, 6 Italian ships, it is reported, arrive in Cadiz and discharge huge cargo of war material.
Daily Herald, 5 February 1938.
February 9 In a statement for the Italian press, the rebel Minister of the Interior for the rebels says: "Our diplomatic attitude will be that of Mussolini. We will be faithful to the friends whose generous aid we have accepted."
Bulletin of International News (B.I.N.) 19 February 1938.
February 19 Report of bombing and sinking of British steamer "Alcira" off Barcelona by two aeroplanes.
The ship was carrying coal to Alicante, and was well outside territorial waters, and on the shipping route established by the Nyon Conference.
B.I.N. 19 February 1938.
March 4 Statement by Republican Minister of Defence charges Germany with intervention, including submarines, with base ships, and supplies of munitions, torpedoes and mines.
Manchester Guardian, 5 March 1938.