The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

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Osprey Publishing, 2002 - History - 95 pages
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The Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 was of enormous international as well as national significance. In this gripping volume, Frances Lannon explains how this internal conflict between democracy and its enemies escalated to involve Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Soviet Union. We go behind the scenes to find out the true story of the bitter fighting within the sides, not just between them. The experiences of the men and women caught up in the fighting are highlighted. For them, and for a world on the brink of the Second World War, the stakes were agonisingly high.

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Review: The Spanish Civil War (Essential Histories #37)

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

Tightly written and comprehensive account of the struggle that serves as an excellent overview and introduction to the conflict. Good stepping stone to take on Beevor or Thomas later. Read full review

Review: The Spanish Civil War (Essential Histories #37)

User Review  - Leo - Goodreads

During the 2d Spanish Republic churches were burned and religion was not tolerated. In 1934 there was an attempt of revolution but it did not go far. It was not until 1936 some of the generals made a ... Read full review


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From the Popular Front to Civil War
Portrait of a soldier
How the war ended

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About the author (2002)

Frances Lannon is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She has published extensively on the cultural and political origins and significance of the Spanish Civil War, including ‘Privilege, Persecution and Prophecy: The Catholic Church in Spain 1875-1975’ (1987), and recent articles on women in the Civil War.

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