July 26th in German History: Germany Decides to Support The Nationalists

Interwar Europe was not an interlude of complete peace between the two World Wars. Most importantly, the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, three years before Germany invaded Poland. That war saw the Nationalists under Francisco Franco defeat the Republicans, who lacked a single leader. Critical to the Nationalist victory was German support whichContinue reading “July 26th in German History: Germany Decides to Support The Nationalists”

April 26th in German History: The Bombing of Guernica

The Spanish Civil War is a conflict not oft mentioned in most American history classes. Such classes perhaps merit a brief mention by teachers or perhaps a few pages of a reading assignment, but little time is spent examining the causes, effects, and details of the war. If anything, the Spanish Civil War is featuredContinue reading “April 26th in German History: The Bombing of Guernica”