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The Spanish Civil War Encyclopedia [Kindle Edition]

John Simkin
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Available information suggests that there were about 500,000 deaths from all causes during the Spanish Civil War. An estimated 200,000 died from combat-related causes. Of these, 110,000 fought for the Republicans and 90,000 for the Nationalists. This implies that 10 per cent of all soldiers who fought in the war were killed. It has been calculated that the Nationalist Army executed 75,000 people in the war whereas the Republican Army accounted for 55,000. Around 10,000 Spanish people were also killed in bombing raids. The vast majority of these were victims of the German Condor Legion. It is estimated that about 5,300 foreign soldiers died while fighting for the Nationalists (4,000 Italians, 300 Germans, 1,000 others). The International Brigades also suffered heavy losses during the war. Approximately 4,900 soldiers died fighting for the Republicans (2,000 Germans, 1,000 French, 900 Americans, 500 British and 500 others). The economic blockade of Republican controlled areas caused malnutrition in the civilian population. It is believed that this caused the deaths of around 25,000 people. All told, about 3.3 per cent of the Spanish population died during the war with another 7.5 per cent being injured. This book attempts to capture the tragic nature of these events.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3803 KB
  • Print Length: 3158 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Spartacus Educational (1 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ASBP09M
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 1 Oct. 2014
By Brian H
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Good book on the Spanish civil war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spanish Civil war made easy... 8 Feb. 2014
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This is a part of history, that is often overshadowed by the later tragedies of World War 2.
This was the practice ground for the Luftwaffe and a truly international event grimly foreshadowing the coming events in Europe.
The book is concise and is easy to navigate, explaining the times and events which gave rise to the Spanish Civil war.
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