At the Margins of Mayhem, by Angela Jackson, subtitled 'Prologue and epilogue to the last great battle of the Spanish Civil War'
Published by Warren & Pell in 2008, 173 pages. Paperback (N3819)
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This excellent book examines the period of relative calm before the Battle of the Ebro - the last great Republican offensive of the Spanish Civil War. After a disastrous retreat from Aragon in the early spring of 1938, the volunteers of the International Brigades, together with the Spanish and Catalan soldiers of the Republican Army, regrouped just north of the Ebro river, in the areas around Marca and Falset in the Priorat of Catalunya. Their they regrouped and prepared for the coming offensive, and this book examines the relationships between the local population and the soldiers stationed there (including the International Brigades) while they prepared for the battle of the Ebro
This book provides a fascinating account of that period, and is a must read for anyone interested in the history of the Spanish Civil War. The book is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs