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Paul Preston

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica on April 26th, 1937.

Paul Preston remembers the journalist and Basque sympathizer who broke the news of the bombing of Guernica, and whose impassioned reports from the front in the Spanish Civil War did much to draw the attention of the world to the conflict.

Paul Preston looks at the continued interest in the 1930s conflict, the subject of a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

The rival leaders in Spain’s Civil War were as different as the causes they embodied. Paul Preston compares their contrasting characters.

Throughout 1964, General Franco and his supporters were delighted by a noisy nation-wide celebration of the 'Twenty-Five Years of Peace' since the...

Paul Preston amplifies recent claims that Franco offered safe havens to fugitive Nazis

Franco and his fellow Spanish generals rebelled against the legally elected Popular Front government of the Second Republic on July 17th and 18th...

  • All Or Nothing: The Axis And The Holocaust 1941-1943
    Jonathan Steinberg – 320pp – Routledge, 1990 - £20
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  • Fascism and the Mafia
    Christopher Duggan - Yale University Press, 1989 - £16.95

Long before...

Longevity, not magnanimity, was the hallmark of the victorious Franco. Paul Preston reviews the legacies of the Civil War in the Spain the General ruled for nearly forty years.