This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 14 and 15: 17 – 31 October 1936

Week 14 and 15: 17 – 31 October 1936 Sorry for the delays, as the website was hacked and is only just back online now. Normal service is resumed. Week 14 October 18 The Republican government creates the ‘Mixed Brigades’. This combines the army units which remained loyal during the initial rebellion, and militia groups of all forms fighting around Spain. This mix is titled … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 14 and 15: 17 – 31 October 1936

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 13: 10 – 17 October 1936

October 12 University of Salamanca’s rector, writer Miguel de Unamuno, gives a speech at their Columbus Day celebration. The western city, in the Nationalist-held area, has many important right-wing audience members, including Franco’s wife. Unamuno speaks out harshly against General Millán Astray, who leads the Spanish Legionaires. While Unamuno had previously said he was a supporter of the Nationalist, he changes his mind and calls … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 13: 10 – 17 October 1936

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 12: 3 – 10 October 1936

Week 12: 3 – 10 October 1936 October 3 Franco sets up a new Civil Junta, or civil government, for the areas the rebels have captured, named the National Zone. This is done to try to legitimise the uprising. The Civil Junta is only a facade and has no power or control, as the country is covered in a state of war already. This new … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 12: 3 – 10 October 1936

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 11: 26 September – 2 October 1936

Week 11: 26 September – 2 October 1936 September 26 The Generalitat de Catalunya (government of Catalonia, based out of the capital of Barcelona) increases in size to incorporate more factions fighting for the Republican case. The anarchist CNT-FAI (workers unions) sends ministers, along with the communist POUM (Marxist workers group). September 27 After a siege lasting over two months, Toledo is finally won by … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 11: 26 September – 2 October 1936