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In the Service of Stalin: The Spanish Communists in Exile, 1939-1945

David Wingeate Pike


This is the epic story of the tens of thousands of communists exiled from Spain after Franco’s victory in the Spanish Civil War. With their iron discipline and fervent dedication to Stalin’s cause, they did not hesitate, when the moment came in the Second World War, to throw themselves again into the struggle against fascism. This book is the first full scholarly study of their experiences. The author examines the contribution of the Spanish communists to the resistance in France and recounts their sufferings in Mauthausen — the concentration camp in Austria to which most who were captured wer ... More

Keywords: communists, Spain, Spanish Civil War, Stalin, Second World War, resistance, France, Mauthausen, Gulag, Red Army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203155
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Wingeate Pike, author
American University of Paris