Wales and the Spanish Civil War, by Robert Stradling

Wales and the Spanish Civil War, by Robert Stradling
Subtitled 'The Dragon's Dearest Cause?'

Published by the University of Wales Press in 2004, 253 pages. Paperback (S6780YWSO)

This book is a detailed study of the Welsh people's experience - ideological, political and cultural - of the Spanish Civil War, and it deals not only with the war years themselves (1936-39), but also the background and aftermath of the conflict.

The text's emphasis is on analysis rather than narrative history and it seeks to demonstrate the ways in which the meanings of the Spanish Civil War were constructed by both Welsh contemporaries and by subsequent generations. It also provides an exploration of the myths surrounding histories of Welsh volunteer participation. A large proportion of the book is devoted to the volunteers of the Welsh International Brigades, and draws heavily on memoirs, diaries and archival material to provide an excellent insight into their experiences of the conflict.

Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a very faint (almost unnoticeable) crease running from top to bottom of the front cover.

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