A fresh and acclaimed account of the Spanish Civil War by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Battle of Arnhem
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War's outbreak, Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the twentieth century. With new material gleaned from the Russian archives and numerous other sources, this brisk and accessible book (Spain's #1 bestseller for twelve weeks), provides a balanced and penetrating perspective, explaining the tensions that led to this terrible overture to World War II and affording new insights into the war-its causes, course, and consequences.
Lies as usual.
Antony Beevor should not attempt to write history on subjects of which he knows nothing.
He is totally sympathetic to Stalin’s Republican forces in Spain and downplays all the atrocities committed by the communist side during the civil war—-naturally.
He evinces not the foggiest notion of the Catholic Church or Franco who was only trying to save Spain from atheism and Freemasonry.
To read this nonsense you would think some washerwoman was asked to write this book and you could hardly do worse. But typical of this “historian” anyone on the Marxist side can do no wrong (or it is explained away as if the victims of the communist tortures and murders deserved it anyway) and those in Spain who simply did want atheist thugs butchering Catholics can do no right.
Franco was a hero whose mission was to save Spain from any antichristian enemies whether from Marxists like Stalin or clueless British “historians”.