With the title of unpublished report on old houses. Testimony of assault guards about events that changed the history of Spain, the publishing company Facediciones has recently published the manuscript that a witness of the facts left for posterity, without ever thinking that he would see the light. Its author (Jose Luengo Camacho, 1906-1984) recounts with thorough conscientiousness, firsthand written only a few days after the murders, as saw or heard in that Cadiz village: there writes we were until the end of the seizure, which was at four and five in the morning who felt the last shots, because Luengo not wasted time to include even what then could be considered irrelevant detail and todaydue to lack of similar testimonies, it constitutes a fundamental pillar for many historians are busy in reconstructing the events. In that sense, the writing of the guard’s assault contains hundreds of accurate data that will enrich the rich bibliography of Casas Viejas, based, above all, in the oral tradition, therefore, sometimes, fleeting memory, when not in the concerned witnesses of the trial against those responsible. Considering that he was not drafted to serve test, it has freshness and objectivity of who freely writes, no deceptive ties.
Casas Viejas (now Benalup, Cadiz), paradigm of what then was the Francoist repression, it is place frequented by the historians concerned with interpreting the run-up to the civil war. This town paid to anticipate a future, probably never come, where exemplify anarchist utopia, implementing a possibilist plan or the oblivion of facts and people who lived perhaps in the wrong place and time. It has international resonance as an example of the libertarian initiative. The Holocaust should serve as a brake to other localities who thought such actions, all to the detriment of a Republic incapable of reforming the panorama of the property and give solution to the landless. In this attempt to find truth has to recompose is personal testimony that – up to now unpublished – you are transcribing this book, complete with annotations of the historian Juan Jose Antequera, with triple value that the Narrator, a direct witness of the events, belonged as a professional (1st body of security and assault guard) to the side which apresto to quell the attempt, to its drafting was due to the desire to leave written testimony, without that require it is, and his irreproachable career military and vital. Entitled on the sidelines of a car journey, it oozes with frankness and provides data that enrich the versions until now circulating. Stands out the presence, almost from the first moment and, of course, during the burning of the House of Seisdedos and – already more dubious – of the executions that followed, a delegate of the civil Governor of Cadiz, giving idea that the national Government was aware of what was happening and that, if the matter was in the hands, the degree of responsibility should start by political authorities, who managed at first to persuade public opinion and to the judges that the captain Rojas – the military command’s largest graduation there shifted – should be the only loaded with guilt, being demonstrated that their savagery was in connivance or complicity with provincial and national political authority. Original author and source of the article.