Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War

Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War

By: Judith Keene

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Despite the huge volume of writing on the international Brigades and other volunteers fighting for the Republic, there is little published work on foreign volunteers fighting for Franco. Judith Keene challenges one of the enduring myths of the Franco state: that the Nationalist forces that won the civil war consisted of patriotic Spaniards while the Republic was defended by a rag tag army of foreign 'reds.' During the Spanish civil war, many groups on the European right were galvanized by the nationalist cause. European fascists, conservative Catholics and those uneasy with liberal democracy in general rallied to the figure of Franco who appeared to be holding the line against secularism, modernism and bolshevism. This book recounts the experiences of a number of foreign volunteers, including the brigades of White Russians, Romanians, Irish and the French volunteers in the Jeanne d'Arc battalion, all of whom saw their engagement in Spain as a means of promoting their own political causes at home. The book casts a new light on Nationalist Spain and provides a window on the specific concerns of a wide variety of right wing movements between the wars.

Title: Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War

Author Name: Judith Keene

Categories: HM,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group: March 2002

ISBN Number: 0718501268

ISBN Number 13: 9780718501266

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Like New

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 36562

Description: A first edition. Hard to tell from new. DJ has very minor wear. We put tracking on every shipment.