Everyone on the forums is familiar with my clear-cut stances on international political issues, and you and I have argued more than once over those.
Anyways my mother comes from a former fascist family, in the sense that her father worked for the Fascist Militia and the whole family was reliably pro-mussolinian (and found themselves easy with being strongly aligned with the US after war ended).
All this just to say that we were raised with a pretty strong simpathy towards Franco and his regime.
All I can say is that what we studied at school was that Franco was a brutal nazi-like repressor and the rest was all chocolate boxes and roses.
On some other "alternative" books though, I saw priests and nuns taken out from their graves and coffins and their bodies/bones exposed on the streets, and George Orwell taught us about what the communists did to the counteparts and even to their allies the anarchists.
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it". Pericles.