E39: Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 1

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Part 1 of a double podcast episode where we give a brief general overview of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out after the attempted military coup by right-wing general Francisco Franco 1936-1939. In these episodes, we speak with Catherine Howley and Nick Lloyd about the tensions in Spanish society which exploded in 1936, about the military coup attempt, the civil war and the social revolution by workers and peasants. These episodes give an introduction to the conflict and the main organisations involved. We have future episodes planned looking at particular aspects of the events in more detail. This podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. For example, relevant levels of our patreon supporters can listen to part 2 now, here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/e40-spanish-war-38344501 Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistory Full show notes, transcript, sources, references, acknowledgements and links to further reading here our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/06/17/e39-the-spanish-civil-war-an-introduction/ Nick Lloyd is author of Forgotten Places: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War, and both Nick and Catherine give Spanish civil war tours of Barcelona. Links to all this in the full show notes. We also have books about the conflict, as well as reproduction posters and other commemorative merch in our online store to help fund our work. Check it out at: shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/spanish-civil-war

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