Neath and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39, by George Eaton

Neath and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39, by George Eaton
Neath and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39, Catalyst of the Angry Thirties, by George Eaton

Published privately by the author in 1980. 90 pages. Paperback (S6920WSO)

This rare book examines the events of the Spanish Civil War, and the role played by the Welsh town and community of Neath (and it's people) in the Conflict. Chapters include:
  • Neath prior to 1936
  • Spain prior to 1936
  • The Civil War - July to December 1936
  • Non-Intervention
  • The International Brigade
  • The Battle of Jarama
  • The Spanish Blockade
  • Neath and Spanish Aid
  • Neath and the Basque Evacuees
  • The Battles of Brunete and Teruel
  • The Spanish Colony at Abercrave
  • The Battle of the Ebro
  • Epilogue
From the opening chapter: Not since the French revolution had any internal conflict, such as that which ravaged Spain between 1936 and 1939, generated such emotional reactions in so many countries. The Civil War was far more than a savage struggle between the Republican Government and a fascist rebel force. It was nothing less than a prelude to the Second World War, and in another sense was also the climax to the conflicting doctrines of fascism and various brands of socialism and communism together with the social and economic upheavals which make the 30's such a complex, tragic and yet such a fascinating decade.

Neath, as much as any place and more than most, reacted to the challenge of the Spanish conflict and to the political mood of the thirties. And a record of this response must surely occupy an important place in the pages of its history.....

The condition of the book is generally ok. The card covers have one or two very minor scuffs, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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