Whether Francis Crook Ebsworth was truly an ancestor, I’ll never know. But he died fighting for Spanish liberalism, not in the more famous civil war, which took place a century later, but in the carnage of Spain’s First Carlist War, just 180 years ago this month, in 1837. I’d already adopted Ebsworth as my pen name since it originally belonged … [Read more...] about Spanish Civil War – The Ebsworth Connection and a Forgotten Conflict
Spanish Civil War
Background to the Spanish Civil War, which I've written about over the past ten years or so, separate from those that relate more to Jack Telford.
My sixth novel is a sequel to my 2013 Spanish Civil War story, The Assassin's Mark... October 1938, and a British foreign correspondent is on the run in northern Spain, hunted by three different and deadly enemies determined to kill him before he can reach the … [Read more...] about Spanish Civil War – New Novel, Novela de la Guerra Civil Española.
It’s one of the strange, true but little-known aspects of the Spanish Civil War that, in July 1938, with the conflict still very much in the balance, the fascist General Franco was so sure of winning that he opened up the territory he had conquered in northern Spain for tours of his battlefields. These tours provide the setting for The Assassin’s … [Read more...] about Spanish Civil War – The War Route of Northern Spain
David Ebsworth’s second novel, The Assassin’s Mark, is a Christie-esque thriller set on a battlefield tour bus towards the end of the Spanish Civil War. Propaganda in the Spanish Civil War At the beginning of December 1938, Victoria Station, in London, saw the strange sight of an army returning from war. Thousands of people waited for the … [Read more...] about Spanish Civil War
Jávea (Xàbia), on Spain's Costa Blanca, has the distinction of being one of the last places to be occupied by Franco's fascists during the final days of the that country's Civil War (1936-1939). But it had seen action much earlier too. Jávea, then just a small fishing village on the Mediterranean coast, was in Republican territory and an … [Read more...] about Spanish Civil War – the Costa Blanca