Spanish Civil War Index
About Spanish Civil War
A far away conflict - a nasty foreign episode which punctuated the years between the great depression and the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
That was the attitude of most New Zealanders towards the Spanish civil war. Yet for others from the political left, it was a testing ground where fascism had to be confronted head on.
Seventy years after the outbreak of war on the 18th July 1936, Radio New Zealand marked the anniversary with the experiences of two New Zealanders who helped resist the onslaught of General Franco’s fascists against the government of Spain.