Page 1, 17th October 1947

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Page 1, 17th October 1947 — Why No British Papers for Madrid?

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Organisations: Spanish Government
Locations: Madrid


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Why No British Papers for Madrid?

From a Special Correspondent Most educated Spaniards will regret the refusal of British daily newspaper proprietors to allow

copies for sale in Spain after General Franco last week lifted his year-old ban on their importation.

Though some British Sunday papers were expected to arrive here by air, the Times. Daily Telegraph. Daily Mail and Daily Express. copies of which were asked for by the Spanish Government, all rejected the invitation.

Despite the shortage of newsprint in Britain, the sale of these newspapers would be invaluable in maintaining the goodwill among the Spanish people, who receive only a partial view of affairs through their Press. supplied with foreign news by the official news agency.

This agency, it is true, takes the services of Reuter and the United Press, and its news items arc generally factually accurate,

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