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Survivors mark 83 years since the Desbandá

Survivors mark 83 years since the Desbandá
/ MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ
  • The annual event remembers the thousands who were killed on the road to Almeria, as they escaped Malaga when Franco's troops moved in

Survivors, their families and politicians gathered at the Peñon del Cuervo in La Cala del Moral last Saturday to mark 83 years since the Desbandá, the name given to the flight of thousands of people from Malaga on 8 February 1937 as Franco's troops entered the city.

They tried to escape along the old Malaga to Almeria road, now known as the N340, but many were killed.