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

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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>>>