Spanish Civil War


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Spanish Civil War

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(Historical Terms) the civil war in Spain from 1936 to 1939 in which insurgent nationalists, led by General Franco, succeeded in overthrowing the republican government. During the war Spain became an ideological battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries
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Noun1.Spanish Civil War - civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican governmentSpanish Civil War - civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican government; during the war Spain became a battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries; 1936-1939
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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He said: "I did some work for the Aberdeen Trades Union Council back in the day for the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
Alpert's book is unique as the first book in English about the Spanish Civil War in the air.
People of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions, spurred on by their burning passion for equality and freedom, form the Scottish ranks of the Spanish Civil War's legendary International Brigade.
| Graham Davies is a writer and author of You are Legend: The Welsh Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, which was published by Welsh Academic Press last August.
He again begins at the beginning of the war and meticulously traces the coverage of the Spanish Civil War and the Jewish volunteers in the communist-affiliated Naye Prese and, in a separate chapter, in the unaffiliated but Labor Zionist--oriented Partner Haynt and the Bundist Undzer Shtime.
Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War provides the perfect setting for Zafon's novel, with its shadowed, misty labyrinth of streets, foreboding buildings and sinister sense of corruption.
Hochschild's engaging narrative includes familiar characters such as Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and Pablo Picasso, whose role in the Spanish Civil War often blurred the line between journalism, art, and combatant.
"Only the mortal remains of people who died as a result of the Spanish Civil War will lie in the Valley of the Fallen," deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo told a news conference.
The panel provides a brief explanation of what led up to the Spanish Civil War which began when General Franco rebelled against the newlyelected government in 1936.
"The Russians are doing to Aleppo precisely what the Nazis did to Guernica during the Spanish civil war.
The essay examines a series of male-authored North American romance novels set in the midst of the Spanish Civil war, to argue that their common plots of cross-cultural love--between North American gentile soldiers and European women--represent a Popular Front political allegory.
How distressing it is to learn that our beloved FDR abdicated his principles as leader of the free world by giving his blessings to those corporations who helped the Fascist Francisco Franco defeat the Spanish Second Republic in the Spanish Civil War. ("Rescuing Memory: The Humanist Interview with Noam Chomsky," by Jorge Majfud, J/A 2016.) What a long-lasting curse the Spanish people endured under Franco's regime--and how sad for them that the United States never came to their aid!