Ferrol - Urban History
Franco Period
Franco pays a visit to Astano (1956)

Investments made by the state in Ferrol and A Coruña had effects far beyond the region. The regime's propaganda machine could count on a series of official inaugurations that could coincide with the dictator's summer holidays at Meirás Palace, providing the national media with an abundance of graphic material. The image shows Francisco Franco, dressed in the uniform of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, whilst visiting the Astano shipyards.

M.A.Pérez Rodríguez, Astano. Un estaleiro na ría, Cadernos Ferrol Análisis, (2000), © Club de Prensa de Ferrol