This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 117 – 120: 1 – 31 October 1938

October 2 The Nationalists attack Hill 565 in the Sierra Pandols-Cavalls, taking the strategic post. The Republicans have held this high point since the start of the offensive. On this hillside is an old Moorish tower, which the XV International Brigades used as a general protection site, along with the many caves where men hid from sight during the fighting.  By now, most hill locations … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Weeks 117 – 120: 1 – 31 October 1938

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 – 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