Looking Back at the Spanish Civil War
A history of the Spanish Civil War, discussing the politics of memory, international volunteers, foreign intervention, and the crimes of Franco.
This book brings together leading British and Spanish historians in an examination of key aspects of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), with contributors exploring a range of important new perspectives. The war was the first major battle in the international struggle between fascism and democracy, a struggle that dominated the 1930s and 1940s throughout Europe. This complex studies breaks new ground in its wide-ranging analysis of different aspects of the conflict.
Contributors discuss: the politics of memory; the specific experiences of two of the international volunteers who served in the war; recent revisionist historiography; biographies of international volunteers; the experience of nursing in Catalonia; the baptism of fire of Jarama; Britain’s blocking of aid to the Republic; Soviet intervention in the conflict; and the crimes of Franco, both during and after the war.
Published in association with the International Brigade Memorial Trust, and in collaboration with the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies.
- Helen Graham The Return of Republican Memory
- Paul Preston ‘No Soldier’: The Courage and Comradeship of Dr Len Crome
- Francisco J Romero Salvadó Killing the Dream: The Spanish Labyrinth Revisited, 1898-1939
- Enrique Moradiellos Albion’s Perfidy: The British Government and the Spanish Civil War
- Richard Baxell Three Months in Spain: The British Battalion at Madrigueras and Jarama from January to March 1937
- Angela Jackson Beyond the Battlefield: A Cave Hospital in the Spanish Civil War
- Ángel Viñas September 1936: Stalin’s Decision to Support the Spanish Republic
- Richard Baxell Laurie Lee in the International Brigades: Writer or Fighter?
- Paul Preston The Crimes of Franco
- Julián Casanova The Spanish Civil War: History and Memory