The British Involvement in the Spanish Civil War

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War following the military uprising led by Franco on July 17th, 1936. Over 500,000 people lost their lives in the Spanish Civil War including 525 volunteers from Britain and Ireland. Despite the official British policy of non-intervention, many volunteers from Britain and Ireland travelled to Spain to join the International Brigades. According to newly digitised files, released today, June 28th, by The National Archives, many more volunteers left Britain than was previously thought....

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