There are plenty of people in Spain who come to the defense of Franco. Many of the old rural people love him.
According to the leftists the number of people “missing” at the hands of franquismo is less than150,000. (That pales in comparison to his comrad Adolf Hitler with over 6 million jews.) Franco was no Hitler, but he ran in those circles. Remember Franco brought the German Luftwafa in to bomb the town of Guernica killing probably less than 200 non-combatants. The problem is that each of those 200? and the 150,000 (or 75,000?) have their own horrific stories. That is what we see depicted in the movies, read on the internet and in leftists books, It is just hard to tell the families of those victims that it is okay because the “reds” persecuted the church and killed priests… at least for me… even if it is a terribly wrong leftest agenda.