The designs of empire in Spain hold lessons for us today
Arnold Scholzel says that, as in Spain 80 years ago, foreign powers are still stoking wars worldwide
EIGHTY years ago, with a military coup, the Spanish war — since known, not entirely accurately, as the Spanish civil war — began on the night of July 18 1936.
Foreign powers were involved in the battlefields from the beginning.
Germany and Italy, which were informed about the plans of the Spanish army leadership, immediately provided support, weapons and soldiers. The Western powers effectively aided this under the cover of “non-intervention.”
The second world war, in retrospect, did not... read more
- 17:34 Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has been set this challenge for 2017/18
- 17:34 Easter Monday opening times in Nottingham for Tesco, Asda, Aldi,...
- 17:33 FIFA 18 release date news revealing major Nintendo Switch change...
- 17:33 Spitfire on display at vintage day of fun and nostalgia
- 17:31 Mum saved Manchester Arena bombing victim by driving him to...
- 17:30 WATCH: What you should do during a terrorist attack
- 17:28 Free things you can do in Betws-y-Coed
- 17:28 Who will Man City play in the UEFA Champions League?
- 17:28 Celtic fans can't believe embarrassing gaffe as commentators...
- 17:27 Aqua Park is back with a splash as this year it doubles in size
- 17:27 Nottingham pub basks in the sunshine, along with 20 tons of sand
- 17:27 Thibaut Courtois tells Chelsea to offer him new contract amid...
- 17:27 Man due in court charged with fishing without a licence
- 17:26 US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says
- 17:25 Busy road will close for month
- 17:25 Hamilton Accies 1 Dundee United 0 (agg 1-0): Tangerines staying...
- 17:25 Indy 500 2017: Fernando Alonso rates his chances of winning famous...
- 17:25 Indy 500 crash: Most spectacular smashes from Indianapolis
- 17:23 RECENT NOSTALGIA: Follies set for farce
- 17:22 Police search house after reports of a man with gun
- 17:20 Manchester bomb survivor vows to love her best friend’s daughter...
- 17:20 Video: Sky News presenter makes embarrassing gaffe live on TV
- 17:20 Manchester United's Jesse Lingard pictured on holiday with transfer...
- 17:20 U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country
- 17:20 Empire’s Taye Diggs revealed all for Instagram
- 17:17 Blackpool 2-1 Exeter - League Two play-off final: Mark Cullen stabs...
- 17:17 WATCH: What you should do during a terrorist attack
- 17:15 'We do not need this!' Tusk forced to listen as leaders savage...
- 17:15 Sheffield gin festival goers demand to have entry fee to...
- 17:15 Chelsea enquire over Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic as Italian...