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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VOLUNTEER FOR VICTORY

Playing before war

Playing before war

Pamplona, Spain in the summer of 1935, one year before the start of the Civil War.

My dad, the smiling one, with his brothers and friends having fun.

At the seminary of Pamplona: Firts days of the Opus Dei with Monseñor Escrivá de Balaguer founder of the "Obra" trying to catch rich familys sons.

After war to get out of prision you need someone of the Franco regimen to inter yield for you to be free. Balaguer do nothing for my father to get out of prisión.

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