This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 75: The Battle of Teruel 15 -23 December 1937

December 15 Enrique Lister’s Republican brigade attacks Teruel in falling snow. Teruel has around 4,000 Nationalists holding the main town, half just civilians. Another 5,000 are in the surrounding area. The Republicans now have almost 100,000 men, half the Army of the Levante and the other the Army of the East. By the end of the day, they have surrounded Teruel, and have the critical … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 75: The Battle of Teruel 15 -23 December 1937

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 58/59: 21 August – 3 September 1937

August 22 Nationalist forces take the areas of Selaya, Villacarriedo, Ontaneda and Las Fraguas in the Cantabrian region as they advance towards Santander. August 23 Navarrese forces fighting for the Nationalists claim Mazcuerras Valley and take Mount Ibio, which all-but cuts off the main road and the rail line between Santander and Asturias. Italian forces take Puente Viesgo after facing little Republican resistance. August 24 … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 58/59: 21 August – 3 September 1937