Category Archives: Spanish Civil War

Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939): Documentaries and Videos

Spanish 11-I interbrigada in battles near the ...

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When Franco’s fascist troops invaded Spain in July 1936 they aimed to overthrow the young and unstable Spanish Republic. The Spanish working class responded by making a revolution. Spontaneously and almost overnight, workers seized factories and other workplaces; land was collectivized; workers’ militias were formed throughout the country; the openly pro-fascist Catholic Churches were dismantled and property confiscated; many established political institutions were taken over by workers’ committees. The war that ensued between the forces of Left and Right was a battle between men and machinery, but it was also a battle over ideologies, the first of its kind… WATCH DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR>>>

Spanish Civil War: La Pasionaria’s Farewell Address to the International Brigades

Dolores Ibárruri, La Pasionaria
Barcelona, November 1, 1938:

“From all peoples, from all races, you came to us like brothers, like sons of immortal Spain; and in the hardest days of the war, when the capital of the Spanish Republic was threatened, it was you, gallant comrades of the International Brigades, who helped save the city with your fighting enthusiasm, your heroism and your spirit of sacrifice. – And Jarama and Guadalajara, Brunete and Belchite, Levante and the Ebro, in immortal verses sing of the courage, the sacrifice, the daring, th  discipline of the men of the International Brigades… MORE>>

Photography: The Mexican Suitcase

Photographer Robert Capa during the Spanish ci...

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In late December 2007, three small cardboard boxes arrived at the International Center of Photography from Mexico City after a long and mysterious journey. These tattered boxes—the so-called Mexican Suitcase—contained the legendary Spanish Civil War negatives of Robert Capa. Rumors had circulated for years of the survival of the negatives, which had disappeared… More>>