• Short Summary

    The Spanish dictator, General Franco, is now fighting desperately to hold on to life after a recurrence of internal bleeding aggravated his already serious condition.

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    GV Troops marching in front of hospital
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    GV Crowd in front of hospital
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    GV Crowd in front of hospital
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    4.
    SV Other cabinet ministers entering hospital (2 shots)
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    GV Crowd waiting outside hospital in rain
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    CU INT Minister for Information Herrere seated at press conference speaks in Spanish
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    7.
    GV Hospital
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    8.
    GV Madame Franco in car leaving hospital
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    Spanish troops are guarding the hospital in Madrid, where the ailing Spanish dictator, General Franco, lies fighting for life.



    Crowds, many of them praying, stood outside the hospital for hours in silent vigil.



    The Prime Minister of Spain, Senor Carlos Aries Navarro has been attending the hospital almost daily since the eighty-two year old General was rushed there with one of several heart attacks.



    Other leading Spanish cabinet Ministers have also been visiting the hospital daily, despite the fact that only General Franco's immediate family is allowed to see him.



    The crowds that have gathered daily outside the hospital have endured bad weather in maintaining their watch. At a news conference the Spanish Information Minister, Senor Leon Herrera, read out a statement compiled by the team of more than thirty doctors who are attending General Franco. Senor Herrera said the doctors had managed to stop the internal bleeding but General Franco was still suffering form lung congestion and kidney failure. Senor Herrera added that there was a danger that the lung congestion could develop into pneumonia.




    Initials BB/2230 JA/AU/BB/0125



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Spanish dictator, General Franco, is now fighting desperately to hold on to life after a recurrence of internal bleeding aggravated his already serious condition.

    Earlier this week doctors attending the 82 year old Spanish leader said that there was hope that he might yet recover from his illness. But two days later they admitted that the General was still in a "most grave condition " suffering from lung congestion and kidney failure.

    General Franco is being kept alive by a team of more than thirty doctors who are working in twenty-four hour shifts in an attempt to prevent the condition of the aged Spanish leader deteriorating any further.

    General Franco has suffered four heart attacks since the end of October this year and his death has been expected for the past two weeks. Spanish government ministers and the acting Spanish Head of State Juan Carlos have been visiting the hospital where General Franco is being treated. They have been attending the hospital almost daily despite the fact that doctors will only allow the General's immediate family to see him.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9WZEYD0LGYD69ZJKKK1CJRRV7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9WZEYD0LGYD69ZJKKK1CJRRV7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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