Monument to Welsh hero defaced

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The bust in Alicante port, commemorating the Welsh captain of the last boat to save exiles fleeing the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, has been vandalised with fascist graffiti.

Archibald Dickson defied orders to take 2,638 Republicans aboard the British cargo ship Stanbrook to Algeria, just hours before Franco’s troops took the city.

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