THERE IS GRAVE DANGER
that the Government will, during the next week or so
ACTUALLY HELP THE FASCISTS TO STARVE THE SPANISH PEOPLE INTO SURRENDER
This would happen if they agreed to the Granting of Belligerent Rights to Franco, which he desires in order to enable him to blockade Spanish Government ports.
DO YOU THINK IT JUST - after the Spanish Government has held out year after year with incredible heroism, and is now sending away all its foreign volunteers, in spite of the attacks from all the troops and aeroplanes Germany and Italy have still got in Spain - that
We, Great Britain, should now help to defeat them by starving their children?
Our Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax, has said in the House of Lords that " Mussolini has always made it plain from the time of the first conversations with the British Government, that for reasons known to all of us, whether we approve them or not, he was not prepared to see General Franco defeated."
French communications with North African Colonies
British main route to East
Map by J.F. Horrabin.