They Shall Not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War (2020)

They Shall Not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War Ben Hughes They Shall Not Pass The British Battalion at Jarama The Spanish Civil War In a group of idealistic British volunteers sailed from England to fight thedark threat of dictatorship in Spain In the olive groves of Jarama they achieved the first victory against Franco s arm
  • Title: They Shall Not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War
  • Author: Ben Hughes
  • ISBN: 9781849085496
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
They Shall Not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War Ben Hughes In 1937 a group of idealistic British volunteers sailed from England to fight thedark threat of dictatorship in Spain In the olive groves of Jarama they achieved the first victory against Franco s army It was Fascism s first defeat Hardly remembered today, it was possibly the crucial military turning point of the 20th century For the first time, Ben Hughes reconstructsIn 1937 a group of idealistic British volunteers sailed from England to fight thedark threat of dictatorship in Spain In the olive groves of Jarama they achieved the first victory against Franco s army It was Fascism s first defeat Hardly remembered today, it was possibly the crucial military turning point of the 20th century For the first time, Ben Hughes reconstructs the battle in a vivid blow by blow account, and considers its fascinating aftermath This near forgotten struggle, which took place in February 1937 south of Madrid, proved for the firsttime that fascism and its ilk, which up until then had steamrollered all opposition from the Rhineland to Addis Ababa, could in fact be stopped Although the Spanish Republicans would eventually lose the Civil War, their efforts, and those of the International Brigades who fought alongside them, paved the way for the celebrated victories that followed Without them, 20th century history would have followed a very different course This lively account fromthe author of Conquer or Die is sure to interest any reader wishing to learn about this tumultuous period in world history.
They Shall Not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War Ben Hughes

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One thought on “They Shall Not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War

  1. Louise

    A very graphic and moving account of the battle of Jarama, focusing on the involvement of the International Brigades Ben Hughes has carefully cobbled together many different sources in this in depth play by play of the decisive battle.It is, however, very very graphic Perhaps not to be read while eating.

  2. Mr. Kool-aid

    One of the first books I read that specifically focuses on the Spanish Civil War I enjoy how Hughes gives you a background on the men of the British Battalion throughout their grueling three day battle I would recommend this to any avid history reader and a must need for any 20th century genre reader.

  3. Paul

    40 years before I saw the light of morning,A comradeship of heroes was laid.From all across the globe they came sailing,The 15th International Brigade.Viva la Quinta Brigada.No Paseran the pledge that made them fight.Adelante is the cry around the hillside.Let us remember them tonight.

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