The Battle of Madrid in November 1936 had been fought to a standstill, with the Nationalists failing to take the city. They then started to besiege it, aiming to cut its links to the rest of Spain. José Varela attacked the road to La Coruña and in early January held an 11 km section. The Republicans counterattacked, with a particular contribution from the International Brigade, leading to heavy casualties on both sides especially around Las Rozas, and the development of a further stalemate.
Statue Looking at? REVEALED WE SEE THEM EVERY DAY BUT WHO ON EARTH ARE THEY; Astonishing Tales Behind Scotland's Strangest Sculptures
Feb 10, 2013; Byline: Heather Greenaway They are Scotland's secret statues – the sculptures we walk past every day but never really...