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which 20th century war officialy ended on april fools day?

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Spanish Civil War. It only ended then because Franco said it had.
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now theress a man who knows his stuff!

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i knew that but i didn't feel like bragging

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fernando-do you know the name of the fascist who led the defence of the alcazar? and in what town is the alcazar? and what is the alcazar? and how many men defended the alcazar?
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ilbastardo 2 wrote:fernando-do you know the name of the fascist who led the defence of the alcazar? and in what town is the alcazar? and what is the alcazar? and how many men defended the alcazar?
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It's in Toledo, it was held by Colonel Moscardo, not sure about the number of troops inside, although many were the Civil Guard as the cadets were (mostly) away on holiday, the Alcazar being the Spanish Army's training college for its officers.

It was relieved by a force under General Varela leading troops of the Army of Africa (a mix of Legionnaires and Los Moros) The defence of it aside, it was a campaign in which neither side covered itself in victory.
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there was roughly 2000 people inside, that is to say many were civil guard and other regulars, but also right wing militia's and hostages. the officers were accompanied by their families. the siege lasted for 8weeks and the defenders ended up eating all the horses!

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And they have preserved the room where - I think - Colonel Moscardo told the attackers to F off by telephone. Very shredded wallpaper, furniture and fixings etc. There's a liitle shop nearby selling relics from the civil war and he has some photos of the Alcazar after the seige. It was a mess.
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after the austurian miners had finished blowing things up, they could find bits of tower on the other side of toledo.

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i could've told you that

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