The Resource Frontline Madrid : battlefield tours of the Spanish Civil War, David Mathieson, (ebook)

Frontline Madrid : battlefield tours of the Spanish Civil War, David Mathieson, (ebook)

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Frontline Madrid : battlefield tours of the Spanish Civil War
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Frontline Madrid
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battlefield tours of the Spanish Civil War
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David Mathieson
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eng
Summary
In July 1936 insurgent Spanish troops organized a military coup to oust the elected Republican government in Madrid. The rebel generals expected to force a quick, clean regime change but they failed. The botched uprising turned into a bloody civil war. Hundreds of thousands died in a bitter conflict, which tore the country apart and rapidly turned into the prelude for an even greater conflict yet to come--the Second World War. The siege of Madrid was the key battle of the war. The world watched and waited for the city to surrender as General Franco's Nationalist army, backed by Hitler and Mussolini, closed in on the Spanish capital. But Madrid did not fall. Madrilen̳os fought tooth and nail to defend their city. Helped by volunteers from fifty other countries--the International Brigades--they held out against all the odds until the end of the conflict in 1939. Despite its central role in twentieth-century history, the siege of Madrid is an episode largely hidden from today's visitor. There is no guide to the war sites and few clues for the inquisitive traveler who wants to know more. Frontline Madrid fills that gap. This unique guidebook explains what life was like in the city under siege and what happened in the battlefield dramas. The simple to follow maps and diagrams make it easy to visit the frontline sites. The vividly written descriptions bring events and people compellingly to life. The role of prominent individuals, British and American--Orwell, Hemingway, John C..
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Midwest
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1960 July 24-
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Mathieson, David
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946.081/4094641
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Battlefields
  • Historic sites
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Spain
  • Madrid (Spain)
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adult
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Frontline Madrid : battlefield tours of the Spanish Civil War, David Mathieson, (ebook)
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9781909930513
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11874633
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remote
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11874633
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MWT11874633
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Frontline Madrid : battlefield tours of the Spanish Civil War, David Mathieson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781909930513
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11874633
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11874633
System control number
MWT11874633
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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