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
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.
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THIS PAGE UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST READ THE ASSASSIN'S MARK Some time ago, the reviewer Tori Turner asked me to write a "character interview" for her literary blog, Lily Loves Indie, and the result was this (fictitious) transcript of Jack Telford's appearance on Desert Island Discs on Sunday 8th September 1979. This is … [Read more...] about Spanish Civil War – Jack Telford and Desert Island Discs
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