Yes Canaris was hanged in the final weeks or week of the war, Himmler actually "protected" him for a time of his arrest for fear of what "secrets" Canaris might have on him, and which might come out if Canaris was executed and his friends might publish. Canaris was adamant in the Hitler/Nazis having no chance of winning the war as it developed, and he (almost single handedly) convinced Franco to remain on "the sidelines". Franco was "wily" in more than one facet, he also formed the Blue Division and sent them to fight on the Eastern Front. Amazingly they were mostly made up of the radial members of the party, and his political and military enemies. Great move, give their nationalist "pride" a parade, medals, and "honor" and rid yourself of those who opposed you at the same time, with little expense to yourself. Master Stroke. This takes nothing away from Franco, in fact it should put his better understanding of "real politic" and geopolitics in focus. He was a super patriot, not a pure "nationalist". Much like DeGaulle, he kept his eye on the prize of France's past "glory and honor". And while some in the Anglo-American camp looked at him as an egotist to match MacArthur (and in some areas he was), it wasn't personal glory for DeGaulle, it was restoring the "glory and honor of France". Big dif.