Condor Legion

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A unit of the German airforce sent by Hitler to aid Franco in the Spanish Civil War (1936) on condition that it remained under German command. It aided Franco in transporting troops from Morocco in the early days of the war, and played a major role in the bombing of rebel lines and civilian centres, notably the city of Guernica on 27 April 1937.

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