This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 26: 8 – 15 January 1937

Anarchist supporters in Barcelona January 8 The Popular Executive Committee of Valencia is dissolved. The Committee is one of eight main groups set up to look after regions (broken into almost smaller 600 collectives) which have been participating in the Spanish Revolution, an anarchist-driven change in way of life for workers of their regions. Aragon was the main driver of this movement, along with neighbouring … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 26: 8 – 15 January 1937

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 25: 1 -7 January 1937

January 1 By the 25th week of the war, neither side would be able to say their plans had been executed the way they hoped. The Nationalists had hoped to invade, take Madrid and rule the nation within weeks or months. The Republicans came together, multiple factions with similar principles, hoping to oust the fascists. At no stage were they prepared enough to see through … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 25: 1 -7 January 1937

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 21 and 22: 5 – 19 December 1936

Week 21 and 22: 5 – 19 December 1936 December 11 Germany, Italy and Portugal are still helping the Nationalist rebel cause despite signing the Non-Intervention Agreement. Julio Alvarez del Vayo, Spain’s delegate to the League of Nations, gives a speech in Geneva, arguing they must pull out from supporting the rebel cause. He also blasts the democractic nations still holding to the Non-Intervention pact … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 21 and 22: 5 – 19 December 1936

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 19 and 20: 21 November – 5 December 1936

Weeks 19 and 20: 21 November – 5 December 1936 “I will destroy Madrid rather than leave it to the Marxists” – Francisco Franco, November 1936 November 21 The Nationalists attack the Model prison and Don Juan barracks. Using bases by the Asilo Santa Cristina Hospital and Dr Rubio Research Institute, they manage to get as far as Parque del Oeste, but are bombed by … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 19 and 20: 21 November – 5 December 1936