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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Those who have the stamina will then travel north where a remarkable ceremony will take place to commemorate a little-known aspect of the greatest, and decisive, battle of the Spanish Civil War. This started on July 25th, 1937, when a Republican army of 80,000 men crossed the River Ebro in an attempt to reunite the two halves of the Republic, severed when Franco's forces reached the Mediterranean the previous April.
Although it has an evolution out of the traditional images of Spain--at the time of Diaghilev's death and just prior to the Spanish Civil War, La Argentina's Spanish dance company was the largest ballet company in Paris [see review of Antonia Merce, "La Argentina": Flamenco and the Spanish Avant-Garde, Dance Magazine, March, page 71]--Compania Nacional de Danza's current artistic director choreographs work that is clearly of today's Europe.
The chapters are: 1) "Spain and the Great Powers in the Aftermath of the Disaster of 1898"; 2) "Spain and the First World War"; 3) "Foreign Policy under the Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera"; 4) "The Second Republic in the International Arena"; 5) "The Allies and the Spanish Civil War"; 6) "Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain, 1936-1945"; 7) "Italy and Spain in Civil War and World War, 1936-1943"; 8) "Franco and the Allies in the Second World War"; 9) "Spain, Britain and the Cold War"; 10) "Spain and the United States, 1945-1975"; and 11) "Breaking the Shackles from the Past: Spanish Foreign Policy from Franco to Felipe Gonzalez." With one exception, these are original essays, based mostly on primary sources.
Homage to Catalonia Autobiographical account by Orwell, George of his experience as a volunteer for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, published in 1938.
Forche spends a few dozen pages on the Spanish Civil War and then goes on to World War II, where she loses her way - or at least I lost mine.
Returning to Europe on the eve of World War II, he sided with the Communists and other left - wing groups involved in anti - Fascist movements, an affinity that carried him into the Spanish Civil War as an aviator commanding a squadron in the Republican air force.
Looking at the two bloodiest civil wars in modern Spanish history Lawrence compares the First Carlist War 1844-40, which is barely known outside of Spain, with the The Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, one of the most studied conflicts in history.
SIR - Not content with his crass conclusion that it "would be very hard to find anybody in that period who doesn't succumb to casual anti-semitism", Richard Wyn Jones ("Early Plaid 'sympathies' for fascism rejected in new book", May 29) now turns his insightful historical analysis onto the Spanish Civil War on which Plaid, according to Professor Jones, held a "bog standard position".
Salud!; British volunteers in the Republican Medical Service during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
THE daughter of an International Brigader said she was "so proud" of her father for fighting for what he believed in during the Spanish Civil War.
Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War
ONE of the last Scottish veterans of the International Brigades who fought in the Spanish Civil War has died, aged 99.