Spanish Civil War Blockade Runners, by Paul Heaton

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Spanish Civil War Blockade Runners, by Paul Heaton
Spanish Civil War Blockade Runners, by Paul Heaton

Published by Heaton Press in 2006, 111 pages. Large A4 size Hardback (N4523)

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From the rear side cover: The spanish civil war broke out on July 16, 1936 and General Franco's Nationalist forces quickly seized control of the sea around the country. All trade with the Republic was subjected to a blockade, and vessels of many nations undertook the perilous task of carrying cargo to and from this zonne. Many ships were attacked, seized, captured and confiscated. A considerable number were sunk by aircraft bombing, warship shellfire and submarine torpedoes. Throughout the conflict many British ships were involved, particularly those owned and managed in South Wales, and when the war ended in April 1939 countless merchant ships had been sunk, including 27 British...

This book tells the little known story of how the economy of the Republic was maintained, and how munitions were transported to the region.

The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs

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