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: 1936-1939 (Essential Histories #37)

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

The most significant point against this presentation of the Spanish Civil War in my mind was the disorganization of themes presented by the author. Otherwise, the information was quite good. Read full review

Review: The Spanish Civil War: 1936-1939 (Essential Histories #37)

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

Although never exploring the revolution and the conflict in great depth, it gives a well rounded oversight to the Spanish Civil War. If you are looking to get a general idea of the war, and want a short but efficient read, this is a great book. Read full review


Background to
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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