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Behind the Spanish Barricades

John Langdon-Davies, Paul Preston
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Clapton Press Limited
Published: July 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781913693152
288 pages


First published in 1936, Behind the Spanish Barricades chronicles the early months of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of John Langdon-Davies, a seasoned journalist who was already well acquainted with Spanish and Catalan cultures. Having crossed the border on a second-hand motorbike, he experiences the exuberant atmosphere in Barcelona during its short-lived proletarian revolution. He also witnesses the horrors of war as he visits Toledo during the siege of the Alcázar, and tries to explain the background to the conflict through a series of interviews with individuals of various political persuasions.
This edition is closely based on the original 1936 volume and includes an introduction by the historian Paul Preston.

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