Key Words: ‘Nazi time’: Spain may reverse Franco decision to shift country to Hitler’s time zone


‘Nazi time zone.’

With the Iberian Peninsula longitudinally aligned with the U.K. and Ireland and yet on Central European rather than Greenwich Mean time, it stands to reason that at least some Spaniards would see logic in rectifying the anomaly. It’s an idea that’s been around in Spain for practically as long as Generalísimo Francisco Franco hasn’t (and, yes, famously, the fascist dictator is still dead), as it was he who’d aligned his nation’s clocks with those of Nazi Germany during the second world war.

Thus it came to be known in some quarters as the “Nazi time zone.

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