Spanish Civil War

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Spanish Civil War

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(Historical Terms) the civil war in Spain from 1936 to 1939 in which insurgent nationalists, led by General Franco, succeeded in overthrowing the republican government. During the war Spain became an ideological battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries
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Noun1.Spanish Civil War - civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican governmentSpanish Civil War - civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican government; during the war Spain became a battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries; 1936-1939
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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After the battle at Belchite, he was taken prisoner by Italian fascists on the Aragon front in March 1938 and held for 11 months.
On the Aragon front, he was wounded by shrapnel, and then shellshocked.
He almost always worked in Barcelona, which is where his professional training began, and this show contains some outstanding portraits of celebrated figures of the day (Pablo Casals, Margarita Xirgu, and others) as well as images of the agitated social and political life of the time and of the war, which he covered from Barcelona and from the Aragon front during the counterattack against the Fascist army.