This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 32 and 33: 19 February – 5 March 1937

February 20 Republican General Asensio Torrado resigns his post as head of the Central front. Torrado is one of the few ‘Africanista’ Republicans who did not side with the Nationalists at the outbreak of war. Immediately after the initial coup, he led teams of soldiers in the Somosierra area just north of Madrid as well as the Battle of Talavera de la Reina. By October … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 32 and 33: 19 February – 5 March 1937