Interview re causes of Spanish Civil War (on Talk Radio Europe)
The Spanish Civil War is a very emotive subject even today, more than 70 years after its end, and it remains the most written about war of the modern era. It continues to attract attention and controversy from a variety of “factions”, including Spanish Judge Garzon Baltazar.
My experience (as an Anglo-Spaniard whose parents were born in Spain and brought up during the Spanish Civil War and who has spent most of his life one way or the other involved with Spain) is that the vast majority of “commentators” have absolutely no idea about Spain’s history and what were the main factors which lead to the Spanish Civil War.
In my opinion, Antony Beevor ‘s opening chapters of his The Battle for Spain provide by far and away the best summary of these factors (which go back centuries) and I have summarised them here BUT if you want to listen to me discussing the underlying causes of the Spanish Civil War with Steve Gilmore of Talk Radio Europe then click here.
Listen to the show here:
I am happy to “discuss” this and my article with anyone interested in the facts but please no attempts to draw me into a political discussion – I am only interested in the facts, you can interpret them as you wish.