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  Spanish Civil War (Overview)
Badajoz, a Spanish province on the border with Portugal, was controlled by the Republican Army during the early days of the Spanish Civil War.
After the war it is believed that the government of General Francisco Franco arranged the executions of 100,000 Republican prisoners.
That in a manner of speaking was the Sarajevo of the Spanish war.
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  Spanish Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Spanish Civil War was also an example of total war, where the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by the Legión Cóndor, as depicted by Pablo Picasso in Guernica, foreshadowed episodes of World War II such as the bombing campaign on Britain by the Nazis and the bombing of Dresden by the Allies.
In the run-up to the Civil War it was led by Emilio Mola and José Sanjurjo, and latterly Franco.
The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Spanish civil war   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SPANISH CIVIL WAR [Spanish civil war] 1936-39, conflict in which the conservative and traditionalist forces in Spain rose against and finally overthrew the second Spanish republic.
For the Spanish people the civil war was an encounter whose huge toll of lives and material devastation were unparalleled in centuries of Spanish history.
Catholic action and anti-communism: the Spanish civil war debate at the University of Melbourne, March 1937.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/Spanciv.asp   (1014 words)

 Photojournalism During the Spanish Civil War
Beyond the implications of the civil war in terms of Spain's own history, the war is viewed, retrospectively, as a prelude to the larger ideological conflicts between fascism, communism, and democracy that eventually consumed all of Europe in World War II.
The Spanish Civil War is also remembered as a testing ground for new techniques and technologies of both twentieth-century warfare - as immortalized in the bombing of Guernica - and twentieth-century media as represented by the rise of war photography and photojournalism.
Spain at War: the Spanish Civil War in Context, 1931-1939.
orpheus.ucsd.edu /speccoll/swphotojournalism   (2254 words)

 Spanish Civil War - MSN Encarta
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), conflict in Spain following the failure of a military rebellion to overthrow Spain's democratically elected government.
By the time the war was over, an estimated 500,000 people had been killed in combat or by execution, or had died as a result of hunger or wounds.
Following the Spanish-American War (1898), Spain lost the remainder of its once-great empire.
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 Spanish Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the three years of the war Franco was commander of all the Nationalists and he arranged events (including assigning missions to political that would likely get them killed) so at the end of the war there be no opposition to his rule.
The Spanish War was also an example of total war where the bombing of the Basque of Guernica by the Legión Cóndor as depicted by Pablo Picasso in Guernica foreshadowed episodes of World War II such as the bombing campaign on by the Nazis and the bombing of Dresden by the Allies.
The Nationalist insurgents have control of the Spanish zones Morocco the Canary Islands the Balearics (except Minorca) the part of Spain north of Sierra de Guadarrama and the Río Ebro (except Asturias Santander the north of the País Vasco Country) and Catalonia).
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 To Remember Spain / After Fifty Years: The Spanish Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the force-field of these two cultures, Spanish workers in the Mediterranean coastal cities retained an obduracy, a sense of moral tension, a feeling for preindustrial lifeways, and a commitment to community that cannot be conveyed to a generation immured in the received wisdom and prepackaged lifeways of a highly commodified, market-oriented era.
The Spanish workers were formed by a cultural clash in which a richly communal world, largely precapitalist, was brought into opposition to an industrial economy that had not yet pervaded the character structure of the Spanish people.
Dénis Smyth, "Reflex Reaction: Germany and the Onset of the Spanish Civil War," in Preston, op.
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 Spanish Civil War - Charles' George Orwell Links
The Spanish Civil War was a civil war in Spain between rebels (known as Nacionales), the republican government and its supporters.
For the remaining three years of the war, Franco was effective commander of all the Nationalists, and he unassumingly arranged events (including assigning missions to political rivals that would likely get them killed) so that at the end of the war there would be no opposition to his rule.
The Nationalist insurgents have control of the Spanish zones of Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Balearics (except Minorca), the part of Spain north of the Sierra de Guadarrama and the Río Ebro (except Asturias, Santander, the north of the País Vasco (Basque Country), and Catalonia).
www.netcharles.com /orwell/articles/col-spanishcivilwar.htm   (3189 words)

 The Spanish Civil War
Spanish losses were heavy to their fierce and skillful enemy, who was equipped with superior weapons.
Riots against conscription for the African war spread disorder throughout the country, and opposition to the war was often expressed in church burnings.
Throughout the Civil War, the industrial areas--except Asturias and the Basque provinces--remained in Republican hands, while the chief food-producing areas were under Nationalist control.
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 Aussies in the Spanish Civil War by David Leach
However, he kept in touch with the insurrectionary movement and on the outbreak of the civil war in July he flew to Morocco to supervise the transportation of the Army there to mainland Spain, quickly becoming commander of all the 'Nationalist' forces and political leader of the anti-Republicans.
Following the end of the civil war in 1939, he remained head of state in Spain until his death in 1975.
Spanish Civil War Plaque is located on the shores of Lake Burly-Griffin, Canberra behind the Hilton Hotel.
diggerhistory.info /pages-conflicts-periods/other/spanish-civil-war.htm   (3203 words)

 The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spain in Revolt: A History of the Civil War in Spain in 1936 and a Study of Its Social, Political, and Economic Causes.
Appendix 7: Estimate of Foreign Intervention in the Spanish Civil War, pp 974-985.
The Spanish Civil War and the Politics of Future War: The Red Army's Assessment of War Experience and the Fate of the Theory of Deep Operations, by Jacob W. Kipp.
www.maxwell.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/spain/spainw.htm   (1620 words)

 Today in History: July 17
Because the Spanish Civil War represented a major threat to international political equilibrium, Americans discussed and watched closely the events of the conflict.
Between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Spanish soldiers and civilians died from war or war-engendered disease and starvation and thousands of Spaniards became refugees.
View The Visual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War, an exhibition drawn from the Southworth Collection of the University of California at San Diego.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jul17.html   (1110 words)

 Amazon.com: The Spanish Civil War: Books: Antony Beevor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The compromises they made once the war started, as a result of the aggressive nature of the Communists (backed by the Stalinist USSR), and the backlash against the Communists near the end of the conflict, are a couple of the major underlying themes of this book.
The Spanish Civil War, by Anthony Beevor, is a fairly detailed survey of the history of this occasionally confusing period.
The events leading the to defeat of the Spanish Republic are sometimes referred to as a civil war within a civil war.
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 Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil war (1936-1939) broke out when the Spanish army in Morocco led by General Francisco Franco rose up against the democratically elected Republican government, presided over by Manuel Azaña.
The Spanish Civil War would prove to be both fierce and bloody.
In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Hitler sought Franco's support for his own military campaign, but Spain was in no position to provide either financial or human aid.
www.donquijote.org /culture/spain/history/civilwar.asp   (348 words)

 Spanish civil war
Spanish civil war, 1936–39, conflict in which the conservative and traditionalist forces in Spain rose against and finally overthrew the second Spanish republic.
Spanish civil war: Bibliography - Bibliography See F. Borkenau, The Spanish Cockpit (1937); G. Orwell, Homage to Catalonia (1938); G. Spanish civil war: Influence - Influence For Germany and Italy the Spanish civil war served as a testing ground for the blitzkrieg...
Spanish civil war: Nationalist Victory - Nationalist Victory As the war progressed the situation played into the hands of the Communists,...
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 Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil War was not only a testing ground for new equipment - tanks and planes from Germany, arms from Italy - it also served as the testing ground for a new piece of photographic equipment.
In January, Capa ended his coverage of the Spanish Civil War with photographs of refugees in Barcelona, Figueras, and near Tarragona, where they were strafed by Insurgent planes.
Many of their best images were taken during the Spanish Civil War, a period which comes alive for those of later generations who experience it through their photographs.
museum.icp.org /museum/collections/special/chim/bio/spanishc.html   (1121 words)

 Amazon.com: The Spanish Civil War: Revised Edition (Modern Library Paperbacks): Books: Hugh Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While the suspense before the outbreak of the war is palpable, the basic question of why a country would degenerate into civil war is hardly touched.
As the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War is approaching this writer is reviewing some important works that militants should read in order to draw the lessons of the defeat of the Spanish revolution.
THe Spanish Civil war is apparently one of the most written on moments of the 20th century, and even if this is true, this book stands out as one of the best full, one volume, histories of the event, which began in 1936 and ended in 1939.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375755152?v=glance   (2505 words)

 Spanish Civil War - Main Events Of The War
The garrison was mainly drawn from the local Guardia Civil and Falange, and was commanded by the Commandant of the Academy, Colonel Jose Moscardo.
The forces at their disposal were led by General Emilio Mola and the majority of them were units of the Army of Africa.
She was later towed to Gibraltar and remained there, interned, until the end of the war.
www.users.dircon.co.uk /~warden/scw/scwevent.htm   (3697 words)

 The Spanish Civil War: An Overview--by Cary Nelson
Viewed internally, on the other hand, the Spanish Civil War was the culmination of a prolonged period of national political unrest—unrest in a country that was increasingly polarized and repeatedly unable to ameliorate the conditions of terrible poverty in which millions of its citizens lived.
Like the perspective of Spanish soldiers in the field, the Lincolns' view of the war was thus quite different from that of those Spanish nationals who were occupied with political struggles in Madrid and Barcelona.
It was not to be a civil war ending in reconciliation, for Franco began a reign of terror aimed at the physical liquidation of all his potential enemies.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/scw/overview.htm   (3986 words)

 Anarchism in the Spanish Revolution of 1936 - Spanish Civil War
The role of anarchism in the Spanish Revolution or Spanish Civil War of 1936 is too often absent from histories of this struggle against fascism.
Anarchists seldom use the phrase 'civil war' in relation to the events because it hides the revolutionary nature of the struggle within the republican side, a revolution in which some seven million workers on the land and in industry took over their workplaces.
Antony Beevors brilliant military history of the war is written from a stand point that seeks to understand the anarchist political positions and how their military methods related to them.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/spaindx.html   (1350 words)

 Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
Jarama, Brunete, Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, The Retreats and The Ebro are the battlegrounds of the Spanish Civil War
The year was 1937 and her idealistic lover was volunteering for the republican side in the Spanish Civil War.
Victor Howard and J.M. Reynolds Marking the 50th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, this is the story of the Canadians who went to fight in that epic conflict.
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 Spanish Civil War Portal
It will be a website that chronicles the various European responses to the Spanish War of the 1936-39.
It is hoped that schools will contribute to this project by researching and presenting the history of their own, local response to the Spanish Civil War.
This might range from something as simple as a photograph of a local Spanish Civil war memorial, to something as major as an oral history project with interviews of surviving veterans of the International Brigade.
www.historiasiglo20.org /enlaces/gceindexen.htm   (209 words)

The Spanish Communist Party, however, and many socialists, maintained that Spain was not historically ripe for an anticapitalist revolution and openly declared themselves for the bourgeois republic.
At his instigation, the various U.S. Jewish, Russian, Spanish, and Italian anarchist federations and groups, as well as English-language groups such as the New York Vanguard group and several branches of the Industrial Workers of the World, formed the ad hoc United Libertarian Organizations to produce a paper of news and information titled Spanish Revolution.
The first U.S. study of the Spanish Revolution was Trotskyist Felix Morrow's pamphlet Civil War in Spain (September 1936), followed a little over a year later by his full-length Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Spain.
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The attitude of the British imperialist government was made clear at the very beginning of the civil war.
From the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, both the Comintern and the Soviet Union organised extensive humanitarian aid to the Spanish people.
On the outbreak of the civil war, the decision was taken
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