Egwyddor a phropaganda: cyfundrefn Franco a Chôr y Rhos


Egwyddor a phropaganda: cyfundrefn Franco a Chôr y Rhos
Principle and propaganda: the Franco regime and the Rhos Choir

Siân Edwards

This article examines a Welsh choir’s visit to Franco’s Spain at the invitation of the Francoist organisation Educación y Descans (Education and Leisure). At first the invitation sparked a debate in the local press on the principles of travelling to a country that was at the time shunned by the international community. The choir itself came from an area which had provided volunteers for the international brigades, but which was also co-incidentally involved with the establishment of an international music festival in the name of peace and understanding. The article examines the account of the choir’s journey to Spain, and discusses how the image of the Franco regime is portrayed in that account. The article also analyses to what extent the choir’s visit was used as propaganda by Franco as his foreign policy shifted with the advent of the Cold War.


Reference:

 
  	Siân Edwards, 'Egwyddor a phropaganda: cyfundrefn Franco a Chôr y Rhos', Gwerddon, 15, July 2013, 60-78.
   

Keywords

 
    Franco regime, Franco’s foreign policy, Educación y Descanso, tourist propaganda, Spain.
    

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