This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 23 and 24: 19 – 31 December 1936

Heart of the heartless world, Dear heart, the thought of you Is the pain at my side, The shadow that chills my view. The wind rises in the evening, Reminds that autumn is near. I am afraid to lose you, I am afraid of my fear. On the last mile to Huesca, The last fence for our pride, Think so kindly, dear, that I Sense … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 23 and 24: 19 – 31 December 1936

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 21 and 22: 5 – 19 December 1936

Week 21 and 22: 5 – 19 December 1936 December 11 Germany, Italy and Portugal are still helping the Nationalist rebel cause despite signing the Non-Intervention Agreement. Julio Alvarez del Vayo, Spain’s delegate to the League of Nations, gives a speech in Geneva, arguing they must pull out from supporting the rebel cause. He also blasts the democractic nations still holding to the Non-Intervention pact … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 21 and 22: 5 – 19 December 1936

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 19 and 20: 21 November – 5 December 1936

Weeks 19 and 20: 21 November – 5 December 1936 “I will destroy Madrid rather than leave it to the Marxists” – Francisco Franco, November 1936 November 21 The Nationalists attack the Model prison and Don Juan barracks. Using bases by the Asilo Santa Cristina Hospital and Dr Rubio Research Institute, they manage to get as far as Parque del Oeste, but are bombed by … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 19 and 20: 21 November – 5 December 1936