Summary: Revered author Miguel de Unamuno decides to publicly support the Spanish coup of July 1936. He is immediately removed from his position as rector at the University of Salamanca by the government. Meanwhile, Nationalists succeed in taking control of Salamanca, and General Francisco Franco moves his headquarters to the city. Some of Unamuno's colleagues are imprisoned on charges of affiliation, so he heads to Franco's Palace, determined to beg him for clemency.
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