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1936 and the start of The Spanish Civil War

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The Spanish Civil War broke out on this day in 1936 with a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco that spread to mainland Spain.    It lasted until 1939.   General Franco stayed in power until his death in 1975.

It was a conflict that would have ramifications in Europe and specially in Latin America.  Thousands of children were sent to Latin America and many never saw their parents again.   We saw horrific brutality from both sides in that conflict.  

Last year, Barry Jacobsen discussed the Spanish Civil War during our recent episode about World War II.    

Like any other civil war, there are many books and partisan stories about the Spanish conflict.   Hemingway’s book is a love story in the middle of a bloody war.     The second book by Hugh Thomas is interesting and will fill in many of the details.  

Here is the show and the aforementioned books:



Written by scantojr

July 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

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