This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 31: 12 – 19 February 1937

February 12 Pingarrón ‘Suicide Hill’ The Soviet planes are giving the Republicans power in the area and the German Condor Legion planes have to retreat. The Nationalists still have to cut off the Madrid-Valencia road. International Brigades try to hold these last few key locations to save the road and keep it open. The volunteers are hacked into pieces by the Nationalists over a fateful … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 31: 12 – 19 February 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