During Easter Week of 1942, the Falangist writer Agustín de Foxá and Curzio Malaparte visited together the Finnish front and were distant witnesses of the siege of Leningrad. As a result of this trip, Agustín de Foxá published 8 war chronicles in the Spanish newspaper ABC between May and June. In this article firstly we aim to explore through a research in the AGA (Archivos de la Administración Pública) archives and the help of some private letters the historical role that Foxá played as a Spanish diplomat in Helsinki. Particular attention will be paid to the case of the Spanish “children of war” imprisoned in Nastola concentration camp. Then we will analyze how Foxá and Malaparte portray each other in Kaputt and these works. Lastly we will study the framing strategies and the main characteristics of the fascist rhetoric present in these chronicles.
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