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Michael Alpert's examine of the Spanish Civil struggle is devoted to the overseas facets of the clash, and covers the full period, environment the motion in Spain opposed to significant occasions in the course of the global of the Thirties. because the first variation of this e-book new archival fabric has develop into on hand and this absolutely revised variation comprises the most recent examine at the Spanish Civil struggle. This contextual method of the Spanish Civil battle bargains insights into the examine of this conflict.

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Blum took the stand on 23 July 194 7. and Ihought back . by coincidence , exactly eleven years. During his brief stay in Lon do n. Andre Ge raud ' Peni nax', a Fren ch journalist. told him thai the British did not like the idea of France supplying arms to Spain. '}, Blum also recalled thai Ede n had remarked. 9 Although this was after Blum and Delbas had returned to Paris it does make it more likely that Baldwin himself spoke on the subject to Blum and that he may have also telephoned the French President, Albert Lebrun.

The awe some efficiency o f the German machine had gone into operation to free Fran co ' s arm y from its blockaded Moroc can ports and beg in the conquest of Republi can Spain, It was Bohl e, head of the AO. who took the momentous decision to ignore Ihe warnings of Dieckhoff and dire ct Franco 's emi ssaries to Hitler. As he replaced the receiver after speaking to the wtlhelmstra sse, he picked it up again and took the chance of disturbing Rudolf Hess, the Fuehrer' s deputy, who was on holiday .

The Germa n author ities had been advised of the missio n and, to attract less attention, they ordered Henke to land at the military field at Oarow. rather than at the civ il airport of Tempelhof. Th e German press had already been ordered to say littl e ab ou t Spa in. Even if anybody knew that Fra nco had sent e missarie s to Berlin, the news co uld not get o ut. There was no da nger of a vicio us ant i-Go ver nme nt campa ign such as the Fre nch press was co nducting aga inst Blum. On the morn ing of Saturday, 25 July, after what must ha ve been a brief night' s sleep, Langenh eim and Bernh ard t co ntacted Bohle , head of the AG .

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