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Franco's Justice: Repression in Madrid after the Spanish Civil War

Julius Ruiz


Madrid became one of the key symbols of Republican resistance to General Franco during the Spanish Civil War following the Nationalists' failure to take the city in the winter of 1936-7. Yet despite the defiant cries of ‘No pasarán’, they did eventually pass on 28 March 1939. This book examines the consequences in Madrid of Franco's unconditional victory in the Spanish Civil War. Using recently available archival material, this book shows how the punishment of the vanquished was based on a cruel irony — Republicans, not the military rebels of July 1936, were held responsible for the fratricida ... More

Keywords: Madrid, General Franco, Spanish Civil War, Republicans, military rebellion, Communists, blood crimes, rebels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julius Ruiz, author
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of History and Classics, University of Edinburgh
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