This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 88/89: 16 – 31 March 1938

March 16 With the battle of Aragon in full swing, the border with France is open to allow Russian supplies to flow down to Barcelona and into Aragon to aid the Republicans. Mussolini has a new strategy, to literally win the war with fear and terror, by bombing the civilians in Barcelona. Barcelona has no aircraft artillery and no fighter cover. None of the Spanish Republican Air … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 88/89: 16 – 31 March 1938

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 86-87: 1 – 15 March 1938

March 5 The Nationalists have a large naval base on the island of Mallorca, where two heavy cruisers, Baleares and Canarias, set off as an escort for a convoy, accompanied by a light cruiser named Almirante Cervera, flanked by three destroyers. The ships are protecting an Italian shipment of artillery heading south along Spain’s eastern coast line. At the same time, the Republican navy sets … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 86-87: 1 – 15 March 1938

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 65/66/67: 10 – 31 October 1937

October 10  Franco’s Navarrese Brigade are still heading west into Asturias, and reach the small town of Cangas de Onís. The town, deep in the Picos de Europa, is only 65kms from the city of Gijón, which is preparing for invasion. A mixture of Republican fighters and International Brigades are still keen to take ground in Aragon, and after minimal gains for heavy losses in … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 65/66/67: 10 – 31 October 1937