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 13: 10 – 17 October 1936

October 12 University of Salamanca’s rector, writer Miguel de Unamuno, gives a speech at their Columbus Day celebration. The western city, in the Nationalist-held area, has many important right-wing audience members, including Franco’s wife. Unamuno speaks out harshly against General Millán Astray, who leads the Spanish Legionaires. While Unamuno had previously said he was a supporter of the Nationalist, he changes his mind and calls … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 13: 10 – 17 October 1936

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