The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (Paperback)

By Patrick Turnbull, Jeffrey Burn (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), 9780850452822, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 1977



By the spring of 1936 an armed clash was imminent between the forces of Spain's extreme Left and extreme Right. Viewed largely as a confrontation between democracy and fascism, the resulting civil war proved to be of enormous international significance. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy intervened to assist General Franco, while the Soviet Union came to the aid of the Republican forces. This book explains the background to the war and charts the course of the nearly three-year long conflict through to General Franco's victory. Photographs and colour plates illustrate the uniforms and equipment of the Republican and Nationalist armies.

About the Author

First published in 1977, PATRICK TURNBULL's classic account of the Spanish Civil War is now available in the new Men-at-Arms series format.