Why the Spanish Civil War interests me

The Spanish Civil War interests me for a variety of reasons:

  • A war of ideal and idealism.
  • A prelude for WWII, so the technology was modern (Panzers, Flak 88s, Stuka dive bombers all appeared) but the participants didn’t really understand how to use them.
  • That meant infantry still dominated other arms.
  • Troops ranged from untrained Militias through the veteran Army of Africa.
  • Romantic – if such a thing is possible – including ‘La Legion’ (the Spanish Foreign Legion) and the International Brigades.
  • There are some nice figures.

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