The ‘Red Terror’ and the Spanish Civil War

The ‘Red Terror’ and the Spanish Civil War

Institutionalized terror or uncontrollable violence?

[Recensie] The so-called ‘red terror’ in the first months of the Spanish Civil War is still a much understudied subject of research nowadays. Of course the excessive killing of right-wing citizens in Madrid has been widely covered by francoist historians, but little serious study has been done in this field. With this study Ruiz hopes to fill the gap.

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Mexico and the Spanish Civil War

Mexico and the Spanish Civil War

An extensive overview of Mexican involvement in the Spanish Civil War

[Recensie] As one of the two main countries that lent support to the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War, Mexico has received surprisingly little attention in the historiography of that war up to now. Although two earlier attempts have been undertake to shed light on especially Mexico’s involvement in the Spanish war,

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Hitler’s Shadow Empire

Hitler’s Shadow Empire

Nazi economics in Nationalist Spain, or how Franco sold Spain’s wealth to Hitler

[Recensie] That without the massive help of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy the rebel general Franco and his troops would never have won the Spanish Civil War is something supposed to be known by now. However, what receives less attention from historians is the price Franco had to pay for this support because fascist solidarity was not free of charge.

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The Last Days of the Spanish Republic

The Last Days of the Spanish Republic

The implosion of the Republic

[Recensie] After nearly three years of bitter fighting and resisting Franco’s rebellious armies the Republic imploded at the beginning of March 1939 with the coup by the recently promoted General Segismundo Casado. He and his accomplices maintained their coup was necessary to prevent a Communist take-over and likewise dictatorship by Prime Minister Juan Negrín,

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From Guernica to Human Rights

From Guernica to Human Rights

Spanish Civil War research from an American perspective

[Recensie] The Spanish Civil War was in many ways an international war, most importantly because of German and Italian involvement and the participation of the so-called International Brigades, made up of volunteers from all parts of the world that were willing to defend the Republican government. Because of the international aspects of the war,

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Las mamás belgas

Las mamás belgas

De strijd van jonge vrouwen uit België en Nederland tegen Franco en Hitler

[Recensie] Ondanks de vele boeken die ieder jaar verschijnen, zijn er altijd nog onderwerpen die niet of nauwelijks beschreven zijn, terwijl ze wel aandacht verdienen. De Belgische en Nederlandse verpleegsters die zich in 1936 vrijwillig in Spanje meldden om de gewonden te verzorgen tijdens de Spaanse Burgeroorlog (1936-1939) vormen zo’n onderwerp.

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Saluut aan Catalonië

Saluut aan Catalonië

Verdwaald tussen anarchisten, communisten en nationalisten

[Recensie] Toen George Orwell in 1946 naar het afgelegen Schotse eiland Jura verhuisde, had hij daar verschillende redenen voor. Natuurlijk wou hij weg uit het drukke Londen met zijn telefoons, journalisten en andere inbrekers in de privacy die het hem moeilijk maakten om 1984 af te werken, maar hij dacht zo ook aan de moordaanslag te kunnen ontsnappen die hij al tien jaar verwachtte.

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