Spanish Civil War links

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External links

The Illustrated Diary 1936 – 1939 (Sadly demised which is why I started this one)
“An illustrated diary of the war, complete with calendar, pictures, comments and background information. We can follow the events day by day. Starts in English and will be (hopefully) translated into Spanish and German if many people ask for that. This is the main part of the La Cucaracha site. Also help for the translations is more than welcome”

La guerra ilustrada (Sadly demised)
A blog which gathers together some remarkable graphic documents (postcards, posters, reviews…) made during the Spanish Civil War by the Republican side.

The Spanish Civil
BBC Radio 4 In our Time. 60 minutes. Excellent
“What were the roots of the Spanish Civil War? To what extent did Franco prosecute the war as a religious crusade? How did Franco institutionalise his victory after the war? And has Spain fully come to terms with its past? With Paul Preston, Helen Graham and
Dr Mary Vincent

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
“Founded in 1975, ALBA is a non profit national organization devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the North American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its aftermath. ALBA supervises a major archive at New York University’s Tamiment Library–the most comprehensive historical archive documenting the involvement of North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War–and supports cultural and educational activities related to the war and its historical, political, artistic, and biographical heritage.”

Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War
“The role of anarchism in the Spanish Revolution or Spanish Civil War of 1936 is too often absent from histories of this struggle against fascism. Alongside the war millions of workers collectivised the land and took over industry to pursue their vision of a new society. This page tells their story and the story of those who fought alongside them.”

La Guerra Civil Española
Comprehensive site in Spanish

The Spanish Civil War and War Photography in the 1930s
Excellent collection of photos
“The photographs in this exhibit are the products of a junction between the trajectories of European political history and the history of media and communications. Interest in these photographs as artifacts of the twentieth century derives from their participation in both of these historical strands. These images are not only compelling because of what they represent – scenes from the Spanish Civil War. They are also compelling because of how they represent it. The photographs themselves exist as remnants of the practice of photojournalism and the representation of war in the early twentieth-century.”

Posters of the Spanish Civil War
Remarkable collection of posters
“Propaganda posters constitute one of the most poignant documents that remain from the Spanish Civil War. As the remarks of numerous eyewitnesses demonstrate, the posters provided an essential part of the visual landscape in which individuals living the tragedy of the war went about their daily business of survival.”

They still draw pictures
Collection of over 600 drawings made during the Spanish Civil War by Spanish school children, both in Spain and in refugee centers in France, rendered in pencil, crayon, ink and watercolor.

Spanish Civil War (Wikipedia)

Spanish Civil War Info From Spartacus Educational

Chronology of the Spanish Civil War


  • Barcelona in the Civil War