This Week In Spanish Civil War History – Week 2: July 25 – 31 1936

  Week 2: 25 – 31 July 1936 July 25 Hitler agrees to support Franco’s bid to take over Spain. Franco needs urgent supplies and Hitler needs a distraction from his plans to dominate Europe. Reprisal killings are happening in the south, in and around Seville. Numbers of deaths are unknown; anyone suspected of supporting the Republicans is taken away to face a firing squad. … Continue reading This Week In Spanish Civil War History – Week 2: July 25 – 31 1936

This Week In Spanish Civil War History – Week 1: July 17 – 24 1936

Here is the first installment of a new series, a weekly post chronicling the Spanish Civil War, 80 years after the uprising in July 1936. The Spanish Civil War is a complex subject, but if you are new, here is a super simple round-up. A country with a rocky past, but the more recent Spanish troubles started in 1931, when the monarchy was exiled, creating … Continue reading This Week In Spanish Civil War History – Week 1: July 17 – 24 1936