The Spanish Civil War at Sea

The Spanish Civil War at Sea

58, 60. 9. Spain, Foreign Ministry Archives, Madrid. (AMAE), Azaña Papers RE144, C5 and C6; RE64, C88. 10. Frank, Willard C., 'Politico-Military Deception at Sea in the Spanish Civil War 1936–39', Intelligence and National Security, ...

Author: Michael Alpert

Publisher: Pen and Sword Maritime

ISBN: 9781526764393

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 underlined the importance of the sea as the supply route to both General Franco's insurgents and the Spanish Republic. There were attempted blockades by Franco as well as attacks by his Italian and German allies against legitimate neutral, largely British, merchant shipping bound for Spanish Republican ports and challenges to the Royal Navy, which was obliged to maintain a heavy presence in the area. The conflict provoked splits in British public opinion. Events at sea both created and reflected the international tensions of the latter 1930s, when the policy of appeasement of Germany and Italy dissuaded Britain from taking action against those countries’ activities in Spain, except to participate in a largely ineffective naval patrol to try to prevent the supply of war material to both sides. The book is based on original documentary sources in both Britain and Spain and is intended for the general reader as well as students and academics interested in the history of the 1930s, in naval matters and in the Spanish Civil War.
Categories: History

The Spanish Civil War at Sea

The Spanish Civil War at Sea

The book is based on original documentary sources in both Britain and Spain and is intended for the general reader as well as students and academics interested in the history of the 1930s, in naval matters and in the Spanish Civil War.

Author: Michael Alpert

Publisher: Pen and Sword Maritime

ISBN: 1526764369

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Page: 256

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The Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 underlined the importance of the sea as the supply route to both General Franco's insurgents and the Spanish Republic. There were attempted blockades by Franco as well as attacks by his Italian and German allies against legitimate neutral, largely British, merchant shipping bound for Spanish Republican ports and challenges to the Royal Navy, which was obliged to maintain a heavy presence in the area. The conflict provoked splits in British public opinion. Events at sea both created and reflected the international tensions of the latter 1930s, when the policy of appeasement of Germany and Italy dissuaded Britain from taking action against those countries' activities in Spain, except to participate in a largely ineffective naval patrol to try to prevent the supply of war material to both sides. The book is based on original documentary sources in both Britain and Spain and is intended for the general reader as well as students and academics interested in the history of the 1930s, in naval matters and in the Spanish Civil War.
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The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

The War at Sea and in the Air The Spanish civil war differed from all the other civil wars of the era in being fought at sea and in the air as well as on land. The only significant naval action in the Russian civil war had been the ...

Author: Stanley G. Payne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521174701

Category: History

Page: 268

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This book is a general history of the Spanish Civil War, providing a clear and objective account of its origins in Spanish domestic affairs.
Categories: History

War at Sea

War at Sea

A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Cold War James P. Delgado ... as historian Jaime Rodríguez has noted, a transatlantic Spanish civil war that took place from 1810 to 212 WAR AT SEA □ LAS GUERRAS DE INDEPENDENCIA.

Author: James P. Delgado

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190888015

Category: History

Page: 465

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"From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare presents the latest archaeology of sunken warships. It provides a unique perspective on the evolution of naval conflicts, strategies, and technologies, while vividly conjuring up the dangerous life of war at sea"--
Categories: History

The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

Spain claims that its role as the spiritual axis of the Spanish - speaking world entitles it to a position of preeminence in world affairs . Our armed forces - on land , at sea , and in the air – must be sufficiently strong and ...

Author: Alun Kenwood

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004430018

Category: History

Page: 306

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The Spanish Civil War became the pivotal political and cultural event of the 1930s and inspired a generation of writers and artists. This book brings together an unprecedented wealth of historical and literary documents -- British, French, German, North American -- many of which have never before appeared in English translation and offers a full and balanced representation of Nationalist writing. A chronological table of events and glossary of the leading political figures and organisations is included.
Categories: History

The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

The tragedy was that it was an imperial war carried out at home. The 'language of empire' in the mountains of Aragon sounded a strange tongue. The Pyrenees make Spain and Portugal more an island than a peninsula. Sea power is certain to ...

Author: Hugh Thomas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718192938

Category: History

Page: 1136

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Though more than half a century has passed since the Spaish Civil War began in 1936, it is still the subject of intense controversy. What was it that roused left wing sympathisers from all over the world to fight for a cause for which their governments would not give active support? In his famous history, Hugh Thomas presents an objective analysis of a conflict - where fascism and democracy, communism and Christianity, centralism and regionalism were all at stake - and which was a much an international civil war as a Spanish one.
Categories: History

The War At Sea 1939 45

The War At Sea 1939 45

As the cockle-shell armada fanned out towards Dunkirk, even seasoned naval officers felt a lump rise to their throats: absurd yet ... skipper of the Marie Llewellyn, famed for running Franco's blockade through the Spanish Civil War.

Author: John Winton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448104116

Category: History

Page: 448

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An anthology of personal experience selected and edited by John Winton. The Second World War produced hundreds of actions and incidents at sea which were packed with drama and suspense, and which evoked the greatest heroism. Here is a generous selection of personal experience written by the men and women who were there: in the British and Commonwealth Navies, the Fleet Air Arm, the Merchant Navy, or ashore. Names which have passed into history - Narvik, Dunkirk, the River Plate, the Bismarck, the Scharnhorst, Crete, Anzio, the Battle of the Atlantic, the Russian convoys - all these and many others are reflected in these gripping eyewitness testimonies. This is the first volume in the unique Freedom's Battle trilogy, which provides intensely vivid accounts of war at sea, in the air and on land. Far better than any single narrative, the extracts build up a complete picture of the War as it was experienced by the men and women who actually fought in it.
Categories: History

The Luftwaffe and the War at Sea

The Luftwaffe and the War at Sea

The German involvement in the Spanish Civil War included a substantial naval air component. Air attacks on surface warships, submarines and merchant ships alike must have had an impact, but largely glossed over in these accounts.

Author: David C. Isby

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 9781784382476

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Luftwaffe and the War at Sea is a collection of fascinating accounts written by German military officers – both Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe – about the naval war in the air in the North Atlantic and around Great Britain. Most of the documents were written immediately post-war as part of the Allied debriefing programme. However, some are wartime German originals produced for internal use by military staff, but all have the value of immediacy; they were written when memories were fresh and, in many cases, by those who were directly caught up in the action. These men were personally involved in all aspects of the German attempts to control the seas through maritime power, from the use of Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers during the invasion of Norway to the missions of FW 200 Condors in cooperation with the U-boat campaign against Britain's Atlantic lifelines. The writers include such well-known names as Grossadmiral Karl Doenitz, Kontreadmiral Gerhard Wagner, General der Flieger, Ulrich O. E. Kessler and Vizeadmiral Eberhard Weichold. The history recounted in these reports is unique and first-hand, allowing the reader a fresh perspective on those famous campaigns. Furthermore, much of that wartime experience was harnessed during the formation of the Bundersmarine's Marineflieger in the 1950s that then served throughout the Cold War. Today it still participates in the global war on terror with its Atlantic marine patrols.
Categories: History

Fishermen the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea

Fishermen  the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea

Perhaps too old by then for fishing in the distant water sector, he joined the tanker Strafford as Ordinary Seaman, and spent three years running supplies into government forces fighting General Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

Author: Robb Robinson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781786949912

Category: History

Page: 202

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This book examines the scale and scope of the largely forgotten role played for the Admiralty by 3000 armed fishing vessels, 39,000 fishermen and many coastal communities during the Great War in the unrelenting struggle against mines and U-boats. It is a story largely forgotten in the recent centenary commemorations.
Categories: History

The Royal Marines and the War at Sea 1939 45

The Royal Marines and the War at Sea 1939 45

Earlier in the year Royal Oak, which was the last and largest ever battleship to be built at Devonport Dockyard, had been engaged in events of the Spanish Civil War. Undertaking what were known as non-intervention patrols, ...

Author: Martin Watts

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445663197

Category: History

Page: 256

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Combining a personal narrative with tactical and technical analysis, this book casts new light on the Royal Marines during the Second World War.
Categories: History