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by Antony Beevor

Free eBook The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 download ISBN: 014303765X
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Penguin Books (June 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 560
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Europe
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Rating: 4.6
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The Spanish Civil War (1982). Inside the British Army (1990). Crete: the Battle and the Resistance (1991).

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The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the .

The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans, whose Condor. Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica.

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The Spanish Civil War was fought between 1936-39. It was a brutal and cruel war as over 200,000 Spaniards both civilians and military personnel were killed. The war began with nationalist forces under Franco revolted against the wobbly Republican government. The nationalists were backed by the Fascists powers of Nazi Germany and Italy under Mussolini. The Republicans were supported by the Soviet Union. The United States remained neutral but thousands of American citizens fought in the war under both sides

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Quite literally this book, The Battle for Spain, would never have been possible without all his help and enthusiasm in completing a. .Some are strongly tempted to consider that the Spanish Civil War could not have been avoided.

Quite literally this book, The Battle for Spain, would never have been possible without all his help and enthusiasm in completing a project which proved far more extensive than any of us had foreseen when he first raised the idea. This contravenes that informal yet important rule of history that nothing is inevitable, except perhaps in hindsight.

The Spanish Civil War (Spanish: Guerra Civil Española) was a civil war in Spain fought from 1936 to 1939. Republicans loyal to the left-leaning Second Spanish Republic, in alliance with anarchists, fought against a revolt by the Nationalists, an alliance of Falangists, monarchists, conservatives and Catholics, led by a military group among whom General Francisco Franco soon achieved a preponderant role.

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A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Battle of Arnhem To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material gleaned from the Russian archives and numerous other sources, this brisk and accessible book (Spain's #1 bestseller for twelve weeks), provides a balanced and penetrating perspective, explaining the tensions that led to this terrible overture to World War II and affording new insights into the war-its causes, course, and consequences.
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Blackbeard
If World War II was the motion picture then the Spanish Civil War was the preview. I only got interested in reading this book due to a friend of mine, who is from Spain. We had emailed each other frequently and the topic of our nation's civil wars has come up. I only had a faint understanding of the Spanish Civil War: the Nationalists, under Franco defeated the Republicans, the war raged from 1936 to 1939, and Pablo Picasso's famous painting "Guernica." After reading this book I now understand there was much more to the Spanish Civil War, and to the brutality that was part of it. Civil Wars are always brutal, and the Spanish Civil War was no exception.

The thing that strikes me about this book is how I came to learn the civil war didn't just happen in Spain overnight. Spain in the early 20th century was a nation with unstable government, anomosity amongst the vast Spanish population amongst themselves, unstable economy, and power hunger persons who wanted power at all costs, Franco being the most notable one. The Spanish Civil War not only tore the nation of Spain to pieces, it also ripped apart the very fabric of the Spanish society. Vast suffering, amongst the soldiers on both sides who fought and on the civilians who sided either Republican or Nationalist. The human toll was staggering. Even more appalling is the misery inflicted by fellow humans on fellow humans. The Spanish Civil War is full of countless accounts of atrocities on both sides. Also, acts of altruism: people from nations on what would later be the Allied and Axis side would fight on both the winning and losing sides of the war. Allied and Axis manpower and weaponry helped shape the Spanish Civil War. It proved to be a testing ground for the horrors of the Second World War mere years later.

This book truly does Spain justice. It is about an important part of Spain's history. Yet this book makes me think that in some crazy way the Spanish Civil War, for all it's barbarity and cruelty, helped shape the modern nation the world recognizes as Spain today. Much like the United States and the American people were shaped by the American Civil War, it is the same in Spain. Spain and the Spanish people of today can be traced back to the Spanish Civil War. However, like the American Civil War, the scars of the Spanish Civil War remain.
Ceroelyu
The Spanish Civil War was fought between 1936-39. It was a brutal and cruel war as over 200,000 Spaniards both civilians and military personnel were killed. The war began with nationalist forces under Franco revolted against the wobbly Republican government. The nationalists were backed by the Fascists powers of Nazi Germany and Italy under Mussolini. The Republicans were supported by the Soviet Union. The United States remained neutral but thousands of American citizens fought in the war under both sides. The war is notable for many important historical reasons:
1. The Spanish Civil War was the sanguinary prelude to the further horrors of World War II. Both the Axis Powers and the Soviets under the iron hand of Stalin experimented with their new weapons from airplanes to artillery. All of the weapons would be used in the looming conflagration in Europe beginning in 1939.
2. It was a war in which the Roman Catholic Church backed the nationalists. Thousands of priests and nuns were slaughtered by the Republican forces.
3. A very complex war:various subgroups in the Republican cause from the Popular Front to
communists to anarchists. A civil war within a civil war!
4. A war which produced great art such as the books Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell who fought on the Republican side; Ernest Hemingway wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls and Pablo Picasso painted "Guernica." Famous journalists such as Virginia Cowles and Martha Gellhorn brought the fighting home to neutral America.
5. The war was won by the Nationalists under Franco. Franco ruled as the dictator of Spain until his death in 1975. It was a brutal repressive regime backed by the Roman Catholic Church and the large land owning class.
6. Beevor covers all the brutal battles of the long conflict.
7. The book has good maps and an excellent bibliography
8. Spain was neutral in World War II though Franco hoped the Axis powers would win.
I found this book very difficult to read! There were so many historical figures and groups to keep track of made it hard going for general readers,.
The print is small and many of the pages were boring. I learned the general sweep of the conflict while working through all the microhistorical detail provided by Beevor.
8. A history which should be read slowly. A book demanding the help of a historian as you wend your way through the thicket of historical trees provided in the text to get a good view of the Spanish forest of sweeping historical developments in these tragic years.
Yozshujinn
I would have given this book 5 stars but it is the only history of the Spanish civil war I have read so I cannot compare it to any other work. It offers a good balance between the military and political factors important in the war. Excellent information is provided on the foreign involvement of Germany, Italy and Russia. Perhaps more important are the factors behind the non involvement of Britan and France which contributed significantly to the Spanish Rebublic's defeat. Atrocitys on both sides are given balanced treatment. Most enlightening to me was the establishment of Nationalist concentration camps after the war to house and execute many of the Rebublic's supporters.
Shaktizragore
Bought this long ago and finally read it. It is a great account of the war. One of the first proxy wars with Russian communists supporting the Republic and Nazi's supporting the Fascists. It is surprising how many westerns, writers, journalists, quickly supported the socialist and communists. Maybe because the socialists won the election (barely) and Franco's fascists wanted power back. One can see why a war broke out when both sides were so far apart in how the country should be run. It seems that the US today is in a non-violent civil war. Then and now both sides can't agree on almost anything. This book is a step by step take on the war. One thing I took from this book is civil wars bring out the worst in people. The hatred toward the other side that being your own countryman is astonishing.