A WAR memorial faces a fresh future after remains of spanish fascists were exhumed.
The controversial Monumento a los Caidos in Pamplona could become a ‘historical memory centre’ now that the bones of nine military leaders have been removed.
Generals Emilio Mola and José Sansurjo, whose forces were responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, were amongst those recently dug out from the building’s crypts.
The Navarre city’s government took the action at the building, which is officially named Navarra a sus Muertos en la Cruzada, to meet requirements from a 2007 law.
It called for the removal of monuments, street and place names that glorify the Francoist 1936 rebellion against the Republican government.
The controversial edifice, which lies in Plaza de la Libertad, was constructed in 1942 to remember fallen fascists from the area and contains lists of the war dead.
The remains of the military personnel were given back to their families for private burial.