"We wanted to go and fight in the Spanish Civil War"
Republican propaganda poster (1936)
Public DomainRepublican propaganda poster (1936) - Credit: unknown

The Spanish Civil War took place between July 1936 and April 1939. It was fought by Nationalist forces led by General Franco (sometimes known as insurgents) against the forces of the Spanish Republican Government.

The war ended with victory for the Nationalists and the establishment of a Spanish dictatorship under General Franco.

Many non-Spanish citizens from a range of countries also participated in the war. Groups such as the 'Irish Brigade' led by Eoin O'Duffy supported the Nationalists, while around 30,000 people from numerous countries fought on behalf of the Republicans as part of the International Brigade.

Click here and here to watch videos about the war. 

Listen on Spotify to some music of the Civil War (from both sides).