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By Michael Alpert (auth.)

Michael Alpert's examine of the Spanish Civil warfare is devoted to the foreign features of the clash, and covers the total period, environment the motion in Spain opposed to significant occasions in the course of the global of the Nineteen Thirties. because the first version of this ebook new archival fabric has turn into on hand and this absolutely revised variation contains the newest study at the Spanish Civil battle. This contextual method of the Spanish Civil warfare bargains insights into the learn of this conflict.

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On the other. He had been success ful in Abyss inia, but the democracies still refused to recognise the King of Italy' s imperial ntle. Mussolini was being drawn towa rds Hitler by his son-in -law and newly-appointed Foreign Minis ter. Count Ga leazzo Ciano. It was hard ly the time for another adventure. so the first requests for aid by the Spanish rebels were refused. On Sunday. 19 July 1936, Luis Bolin, just after accompanying Franco on his f1 ighl 10 Tetuan, took off again for Rome, carrying a letter from Franco, which General Sanjurjo would counte rsign in Portu gal as his last act before he himself flew off for Spain and crashed to his dea th.

In the meantime, on 25 Jul y, the Spanish Monarchi st and later Edu cation Mini ster in Franco's Governm ent, Ped ro Sa inz Rodriguez, accompanied by Antonio Goicoechea, one o f tile politicians with whom Mussolin i had s igned the 1934 agreements, was flown to Rom e. The y had been sent to the Italian cap ital by Ge neral Mola, who was desperately sho rt of ammunitio n in the north of Spain. tWh at led Mussolin i 10 change his mind and authorise the Italian aircraft 10 fly to Morocco after he had twice refused ?

If Bolin. whose enmity to his country's government was open, was being watched by the authorities, would they not have wondered why he was flying to Casablanca when he had told his wife 10put it about that he was going to Oslo? Is it possible that the British authorities suspec ted what Bolfn was up to? During the flight the radio operator turned out to be so incredibly incompetent. nearly compelling Bebb 10 land in Spain against BoUn's instructions, that Major Pollard had him repatriated by the British consul.

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