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The Unknown War,
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This review is from: The Spanish Civil War (Paperback)
The book is excellent and I found it a genuine attempt to sort out the tangled story of the Spanish Civil War. As the author points out, the accounts in Britain lack objectivity or are, I believe, just biassed.
The denial of arms to the Republicans, the legitimate government, by Britain thus driving them to turn to Russia, must be to our eternal shame. At that time not only were Germany and Italy supplying military equipment to Franco's Nationalist, they were crewing it and providing infantry units as "volunteers" as well. The feats of our contribution to the International Brigades do not redeem us. It ranks with the betrayal of Czechoslovakia.
Thought from a friend of mine: "The British buy their enemies and sell their friends"