This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 121 – 124: 1 – 30 November 1938

November 3 After occupying Pandols Range on November 2, the Nationalists fighting in the battle of the Ebro finally reach the water’s edge itself. With the Republicans either slaughtered or captured, and the International Brigades withdrawn at the Prime Minister’s command, nothing is stopping the Nationalists crossing into Catalonia. November 7 The town of Cabra, 70 kilometres southeast of Córdoba, is bombed from the air by the … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 121 – 124: 1 – 30 November 1938

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – November 1937: The Halfway Point

In a war which lasted almost three full years, November 1937 is the approximate halfway point in the destruction of Spain. Spain was already a deeply divided nation, struggling with multiple inside forces and serious social and economic issues, and while civil war is tragic, Spain had come to a point where it was inevitable. The working class was deeply oppressed and dire need for … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – November 1937: The Halfway Point

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 5: 15 – 21 August 1936

Week 5: 15 – 21 August 1936 August 15  The Battle of Badajoz continues, a day after being taken by the Nationalists. The dawn of the day sees thousands murdered in mass executions all over the town. See The Battle of Badajoz. August 16 The battle of Mallorca starts. The island is under the control of the Nationalists but Republican forces storm the island from … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 5: 15 – 21 August 1936