By Herbert R. Southworth
Written through the most celebrated historians of the Spanish Civil battle, this e-book provides a desirable account of the origins of the warfare and the character and significance of conspiracy for the extraordinary correct. in accordance with exhaustive examine, and written with lucidity and enormous humour, it acts as either a superb advent to the titanic literature of the struggle, and a huge contribution to that literature.
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The facts have shown it all to be true, at least fundamentally. What it meant is that they also had their spies, just as we did on our side …100 A similar reference linking Claridad and Documents I and II appeared in another book published in the Rebel Zone during the Civil War. This book appeared in Valladolid, probably in 1937; the authors were G. 101 These journalists had as the basis for their allusions to the two ‘documents’ a newspaper article which had appeared in El Diario Palentino Conspiracy and the Spanish Civil War 29 on 7 August 1937.
33 This anecdote is, of course, proof of but one thing: someone told Gerahty that he had found a paper in a flower-pot in the Triana sector of Seville. It can also, secondarily, show that Gerahty was eager to find a justification for Franco’s revolt. It did not occur to him that Franco prevented a general massacre of the ‘persons of order’ through a general massacre of the Seville working class in Triana by Franco’s troops, in great part Moroccan mercenaries. XI Another English supporter of Franco, the converted Catholic Arnold Lunn, a prolific pamphleteer for the Nationalist cause,34 gave great significance to Gerahty’s discovery, writing: The document contains detailed plans for a Communist revolution, and lists of those who are to constitute the National Soviet, a list headed by the President, Largo Caballero.
Among del Moral’s ‘zona[s] de Asalto’ we find ‘Alicante’. This province is missing from Father Toni’s list. In the version of Document I supplied by Teodoro Toni SJ, under the heading ‘The general instructions’ (which are in the singular in del Moral’s text), we find listed under ‘2–3 in 5’ the phrase ‘General capture of the revolutionaries’, but in the del Moral ‘document’ the phrase reads ‘General capture of the counter-revolutionaries’. 28 Conspiracy and the Spanish Civil War Del Moral’s text is obviously the correct one on this detail, and the failure of Father Toni to perceive the contradiction shows the negligence of his work.
Conspiracy and the Spanish Civil War: The Brainwashing of Francisco Franco (Routledge Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain) by Herbert R. Southworth