This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 117 – 120: 1 – 31 October 1938

October 2 The Nationalists attack Hill 565 in the Sierra Pandols-Cavalls, taking the strategic post. The Republicans have held this high point since the start of the offensive. On this hillside is an old Moorish tower, which the XV International Brigades used as a general protection site, along with the many caves where men hid from sight during the fighting.  By now, most hill locations … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 117 – 120: 1 – 31 October 1938

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