The Spanish Civil War, even after all these years, remains one of the most passionately debated conflicts of modern times. Many see it as the opening round of the Second World War, with Nazi, Fascist and Soviet intervention. In The Battle for Spain, Antony Beevor charts the course of the war in a fresh light and illuminates the vicious infighting on both sides. The hopes and fears of a whole generation foundered in disillusionment and despair at the cruel war that destroyed the Spanish Republic.
"[a] brilliantly researched account" - The Guardian