This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 76: The Battle of Teruel 23 – 31 December 1937

December 23 Franco knows his planned Guadalajara offensive is futile, as Teruel needs all of the manpower in the area, despite anger from the German and Italian allies who want to take Madrid and end the war. December 25 In the small city of Cáceres in the far western region of Extremadura, 34 men are murdered, some taken from the dinner table during quiet Christmas Day … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 76: The Battle of Teruel 23 – 31 December 1937

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 75: The Battle of Teruel 15 -23 December 1937

December 15 Enrique Lister’s Republican brigade attacks Teruel in falling snow. Teruel has around 4,000 Nationalists holding the main town, half just civilians. Another 5,000 are in the surrounding area. The Republicans now have almost 100,000 men, half the Army of the Levante and the other the Army of the East. By the end of the day, they have surrounded Teruel, and have the critical … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 75: The Battle of Teruel 15 -23 December 1937

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 73/74: The Battle of Teruel 1 – 15 December 1937

December 1 – 7 After a month of relatively quiet times around Spain, the next large battle is being prepared, the battle of Teruel. Teruel is a small rural city of only 20,000 people, the capital of the province of Aragon, which has been largely in Republican/anarchist hands since the outbreak of war. Aragon has also been home to the bulk of the social revolution, … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 73/74: The Battle of Teruel 1 – 15 December 1937