From a Correspondent Malaga was retaken two months ago, and already life has returned to normal. In fact it is a pleasanter town than it was a year ago, when it was possibly the " Reddest " centre in Spain. On the declaration of the Spanish Republic convents were burnt. and since the establishment of Marxist rule last July most convents and churches have suffered the same fate.
More than 300 houses were destroyed, and blackened walls remain as a sinister reminder of Marxist rule. They are a live danger, since at any moment they may fall down.
Men are already at work pulling down the worst of them and repairing others. Nearly the whole of the Caleta quarter will have to be rebuilt. Nothing remains of the trim houses but gaping windows and doors and charred walls. The brightness of the day on which we saw them formed a sad contrast to the dark work of the Reds. Already flowers are growing up to cover the ruins, and bougainvilleas and geraniums give them colour,