The Gallant Cause Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

By: Zuehlke, Mark

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DJ shows slight shelf wear. Gift notation on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 280 pages; "At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War on July 17, 1936, forty-two thousand Internationals, comprised of Canadians, Americans, and Spaniards, fought together on the side of the Republicans who were trying to throw back fascist dictator General Franco's troops, which included countless German and Italian soldiers. By October 29, 1938 though, only two thousand Internationals were able to gather for a speech requesting them to withdraw. Despite all their efforts, Spain wanted to continue on its own, hoping the war would become a Spanish affair once again.Drawing on diaries and newly documented sources, Zuehlke offers a compelling account of the Canadian experience in Spain. It was not a popular war for Canada, with even the prime minister praising Hitler for his social and economic advances. Most world powers were aligning themselves with Italy and Germany, who supported Franco's movement.Along with allied troops, some 1,500 Canadians joined together in a valiant but doomed cause. This is the story of these brave Canadians, who like all veterans of war, deserve to have their story told and their experiences related, so that they will not be forgotten. "

Title: The Gallant Cause Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

Author Name: Zuehlke, Mark

Categories: Militaria, Spanish Civil War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Whitecap Books: 1996

ISBN Number: 1551104881

ISBN Number 13: 9781551104881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 18451

Keywords: Spanish civil war International Brigade Canada Franco