The Spanish Civil War (1936–39) and Its Literary/Cinematic Legacy

Most of them are dead now and the handful of survivors are in their 90s, but in 2021 the Spanish government finally officially honored the veterans of the 1936–39 conflict. It’s difficult to interest a generation that doesn’t even remember Vietnam (and couldn’t even organize a group effort to blow up party balloons) in the Spanish Civil War, but I’ll try to break it down:

  • Good guys: Republicans — defenders of the young, struggling, democratic, egalitarian, legally-elected republic

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Memoirist. Musicologist. Retired movie actress. I write about US-UK movies / books / music / radio+tv / culture. Writer's diary at https://ko-fi.com/cantara.

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Cantara Christopher

Cantara Christopher

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Memoirist. Musicologist. Retired movie actress. I write about US-UK movies / books / music / radio+tv / culture. Writer's diary at https://ko-fi.com/cantara.