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Frontline Madrid free pdf Takes the reader into the gripping world of the Spanish Civil War: gun emplacements, bunkers, trenches and more. 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 comeWorld War II. The siege of Madrid was the key battle of the war. The world watched and waited for the city to surrender as General Francos Nationalist army, backed by Hitler and Mussolini, closed in on the Spanish capital. But Madrid did not fall. Madrileos fought tooth and nail to defend their city. Helped by volunteers from fifty other countriesthe International Brigadesthey 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 todays 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 guide book 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, American and BritishOrwell, Hemingway, John Cornfordis explored. Off the beaten track, from the University district in the city center to the mountains of Guadarrama less than an hour away, the remains of the war in Madrid can still be foundgun emplacement

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Author : David Mathieson
Publisher : Interlink Books
Data Published : 01 July 2015
ISBN : 1566560861
EAN : 9781566560863
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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