By Michael Alpert (auth.)
Michael Alpert's research of the Spanish Civil struggle is devoted to the overseas facets of the clash, and covers the full period, environment the motion in Spain opposed to significant occasions during the international of the Thirties. because the first version of this publication new archival fabric has turn into to be had and this absolutely revised version comprises the newest study at the Spanish Civil warfare. This contextual method of the Spanish Civil battle bargains insights into the research of this conflict.
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Who insisted that the strategic risk of a Franco victory was hypothetical. Britain and France would be mistaken if they antagonised Gennany and Italy. espec ially if the result was 10 keep a revolutionary regime in power. In a note auached 10Chatfield 's memorandum of the meeting, Hoare insisted that 'On no account must we do anything to bolster up Communism in Spain, partic ularly when it is remem bered that Co mmunism in Portu gal. to which it would probabl y spread and part icularly in Lisbon, would be a gra ve danger to the British Empire: Th ese words illustrate all Sir Samuel' s ideological prejudi ces, which blinded him to the dangers of Italy and Genn a ny, at a moment when those countries' inter venti on with the most modern weapons, directed from the highest sphere of government.
The Foreign Minister , Von Neurath, may have been at Bayreuth hut was simply not cold. Indeed Ernst Weizsaecker, the State Secretary, insists thai the Wilhelmstrasse was taken by surprise) The next day , Monday 27 July, a cable announcing the success of the mission was f1 ashcd back 10 Teruan. All that day, the mechanics serviced the Junker s-52, stripped its seats out and loaded it with extra fuel , for Cap tain Henke was ordered to fly non-stop back to Morocco. He took off that eve ning and arrived in Tetudn early the follow ing afte rnoon.
The Nazi theori st Alfred Rosenberg thought that Germany should stir up tension among France' s neighbours; Hitler was aware of the rivalry between France and Spain over Morocco. Consistent in Hitler ' s actions was a wish not to antagonise Great Britain. There was widespread sympathy in Britain for German complaints about the iniqu ities of Versailles and irritation at what was seen as the French desire to subjugate Germany . Britain was concerned to appea se Germany, as the AngloGennan naval agreement of 1935 had proved.
A New International History of the Spanish Civil War by Michael Alpert (auth.)