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In any case, as I put down this book, I am left with a dark picture lightened by very few bright patches. Recommended to Czarny by: What emerges most powerfully from the Russian documents studied by Beevor is how the violent antipathy between Soviet communists and Spanish anarchists undermined the republicans’ efforts from the start. Open Preview See a Problem?
Essential services were organised with astonishing speed although difficulties of food distribution were provoked by the fact that the militias had commandeered all available transport.
It’s a marvelously clear, though overly concise, account of some beevot the key events and for this reason will be an excellent starting point for anyone new to the subject and a good refresher for those who already know some of it. While the plotters succeeded in capturing dor Andalusia and driving north to the suburbs of Madrid, the Spanish government retained the loyalty of its navy, which made it difficult for Franco and his colleagues to bring in their troops from North Africa.
Antony does it yet again, an excellent book exploring an often confusing subject. The bourgeoisie may blast and ruin their world before they spzin the stage of history. View all 10 comments.
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I had heard great things about Beevor’s “Stalingrad” and may still read it someday. In the light of Beevor’s discoveries in Moscow, spaim is worthwhile considering what would have happened if a Stalinist Spain, a satellite of the USSR, had emerged, as it easily might have done. The civil war brought untold misery upon the Spanish. Its author cannot consistently display his greatest strength, the depiction of exciting military set-pieces. There are only some amtony maps at the start of the book.
Antony Beevor – the battl author of Stalingrad and Berlin: Other editions – View all The Battle for Spain: But in the s and s Spanish communists were among the most fervent Stalinists anywhere. The revision has been on such a scale that this may properly be regarded as a new book. First published init was regarded as a competent but not especially original account of the war. It is even-tempered and full of good sense.
It was, however, the supposed international significance of the Spanish Civil War that first drew Antony Beevor to the subject. Piers Brendon’s books include The Dark Valley: Certainly one of his aides said that they had “to kill, to kill, and to kill” all reds, “to exterminate a third of the masculine spwin.
It all ends in the worst possible way start of WW2, Spain under right wing dictatorship until ’75, etc so not a good read for beeor if you want a happy ending. Make no mistake, both side were to blame. There was never really any truth in this picture. Does it compare to h A first class analysis of a civil war in which the slaughtered were the red jam filling in a an unpalatable sandwich, the slices of course being the extreme right and the far left.
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beegor This produced the ideal grounds for dissent and the setting up of a socialist state, much to the concern of the military of the time.
Beevor wrote that the loser were able to “write the history of the conflict” because of Franco’s association with the Nazi and Fascist regimes that were defeated in the Second World War.
The Basque nationalists who fought for the Republic were mostly clericalist conservatives: I read this book because the Spanish Civil War is mentioned Amazon I really enjoyed the intimacy and depth of Beevor’s Stalingrad: Well, seven chapters 80 pages in, I have to acknowledge that I find Beevor’s book pretty much unreadable.
Spain has come a long way in the last century. The narrative is masterly, wonderfully clear as a guide through the labyrinth. Contents Their Most Catholic Majesties. Corruption was rife, inequalities profound. Beevor had found “the perfect” jacket photograph of an American soldier sitting in a jeep looking very pleased with himself, surrounded by a French intellectual and a mother and child.
The introduction is nice, specially delineating the political context, but soon people and cities names are juggled around you, with no introduction, no explanation, no description, no flavour.