Tag Archives: Spanish Civil War

New search engine for birthplace

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The Devout and the Displaced: A new History of the International Brigades

If you read this article and find it useful please consider making a donation to enable us to continue our work by following this link Thank you! During the Civil War thousands of people from other countries volunteered to fight for the Spanish Republic against the insurgents led by General Franco. Most of these joined the International … Continue reading The Devout and the Displaced: A new History of the International Brigades

Barcelona: 800 Days under the Bombs

Tuesday 10 November –  At a quarter past ten at night feelings of alarm spread across the city as the sound of heavy gunfire in the distance. The official explanation given was that a coastguard vessel had opened fire at a suspicious vessel which was sailing without lights.  The year: 1936. The city: Barcelona. The … Continue reading Barcelona: 800 Days under the Bombs

In Spain there is no such thing as a single “General Archive of the Civil War (or a need for one) (Part 2)

Henar Alonso @henararch – Archivist (Técnica Facultativa Superior de Archivos). Ministry of Defence. This article is a continuation of the earlier one  In Spain there is no such thing as a single “General Archive of the Civil War” (or a need for one) The two main archives which are fundamental for any research on the Civil War … Continue reading In Spain there is no such thing as a single “General Archive of the Civil War (or a need for one) (Part 2)

In Spain there is no such thing as a single “General Archive of the Civil War (or a need for one)

Henar Alonso @henararch – Archivist (Técnica Facultativa Superior de Archivos). Ministry of Defence. Publications by researchers on specific aspects of the Civil War and the Franco Regime appear with ever greater frequency, some of which, including those from people with a media profile, are multiplied by the social networks.  The majority of these,  moreover, of necessity … Continue reading In Spain there is no such thing as a single “General Archive of the Civil War (or a need for one)

“Expedición a Inglaterra” : The Basque Children in Britain

The Spanish Civil War disrupted the lives of a generation of children. Many were forced into exile, whether temporary or permanent. Nearly 4,000 children from the Basque provinces became refugees in Britain. To mark the anniversary of their departure, on Friday 21 May 1937, we are publishing a blog-post on their experiences. When the Habana, … Continue reading “Expedición a Inglaterra” : The Basque Children in Britain