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Paintings stolen during Spanish civil war by Franco forces returned to family

Two paintings stolen from an aristocrat by forces of the Spanish dictator Franco have been returned to the family 85 years later.  Its return could...

Oliver Law: The forgotten story of how a Black American soldier became the first to lead an integrated battalion...

THE Battle of Jarama in February 1936 during the Spanish Civil War served as a brutal reality check for the anti-fascist volunteer army known...

Following the legacy of Spain’s most famous poet and playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca

On the 86th anniversary of his death on August 18, we republish Dimitris Kouimtsidis account of exploring the fleeting life of Spain’s most famous poet, snuffed out for being gay, socialist and ‘undesirable’

MPs in Spain back new law to enshrine memory of people killed by General Franco regime

SPANISH MPs have approved a new law that will enshrine the memory of victims of dictator General Franco. The bill was backed by 173 lawmakers...

Search for Spanish Civil War victim unearths Visigothic remains

THE search for the remains of a teenage woman executed by Franco’s fascist forces for her temerity in embroidering a Republican flag has found...

Ukraine’s Zelensky thanks Spain’s parliament for support but attacks companies still trading with Russia

UKRAINIAN president Volodymr Zelensky addressed Spain's parliamentarians on Tuesday in a special 30-minute session of Congress in Madrid. He appeared via video-link at the unanimous...

OPINION: Why Ukraine’s foreign fighters have little in common with those who signed up to fight in the Spanish...

According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided. By Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Large Francoist symbol to be removed from Costa Blanca city square in Spain despite right-wing opposition

A major Francoist symbol in Elche is to be removed and replaced by an open-air museum of memory to victims of the Spanish Civil...

Unexploded bomb from Spanish Civil War located during building works in Mallorca 

AN artillery shell dropped by planes during Spain’s Civil War has been uncovered during building works on a ‘refugio’ at Llevant Natural Park in...

Sniffer dogs find Spanish Civil War bombs buried on old factory site in Alicante area

POLICIA Nacional sniffer dogs went to an old Alcoy factory after a bomb dating back to the Spanish Civil War was unearthed during renovation...

Police detonate bomb dating from Spanish Civil War after neighbour remembers seeing it drop and fail to go off...

POLICE in Spain revealed how they discovered an unexploded bomb more than 80 years after it was dropped by fascist bombers during the Spanish...

Unexploded bomb from Spanish Civil War discovered by hikers in Costa Blanca park

BOMB DISPOSAL personnel were called in to deal with an unexploded bomb found by two hikers in Costa Blanca. The terrifying find was found in...

Barcelona’s People’s Olympiad: The story of the 1936 Protest Olympics that were derailed by the Spanish Civil War

BY Shannon Chaffers THE Tokyo Olympic Games will soon come to a close despite an initial rocky start under a shroud of controversy with Japan...

Digging for Franco’s victims: British team from Cranfield University join search for Spain’s Civil War dead

A TEAM of British archaeologists have started to exhume and identify victims executed by the Franco regime after the Spanish Civil War. Several bodies with...

Heartless fraudster cons elderly Benidorm lady of over €40,000 in bogus search for remains of parents killed in the...

A conman swindled €43,600 from a 91-year-old Benidorm woman in a bogus search to find the remains of her parents who died in the...

Never forgotten: Exhumations to finally close chapter on civil war tragedy in Spain’s Granada

THE remains of over 300 people executed without trial then tossed into mass graves are to finally be exhumed. The victims from Granada include teachers,...

She’s Dynamite! (literally): Civil War heroine who took the fight to Spain’s men

Dynamite! It’s a form of slang that refers to the essence of something rather than the explosive device. For example, we might say: “Penelope Cruz...

IN PICS: The extraordinary legacy of Robert Capa’s iconic shot of bomb-damaged building in Spain’s Madrid

A photograph snapped by famous war photographer Robert Capa of a bombed out building in Madrid’s southern district of Vallecas during the Spanish Civil...

Historical memory: Barcelona university enlisted to document Spain’s Valley of the Fallen victims

FAMILIES of the victims buried at the Valley of the Fallen will soon receive information on their loved ones thanks to a new collaboration...

UN apologies after attributing Guernica bombing to Spain’s republican forces who were in fact victims of the massacre

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the error was a ‘horrendous mistake.’

Bullets found in Andalucia city attributed to ‘murders’ of the Spanish Civil War

It is thought that executions carried out by Republicans between July 19 and August 8 took place at the burial site during the war.

Spain’s Government SEIZES former dictator General Franco’s €5 million summer palace over its ‘fraudulent’ sale

It comes as Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE administration has pushed on with a plan to exhume the remains of the Fascist dictator

DIVIDED: Experts and locals on digging up dictator Franco from the Valley of the Fallen in special Olive Press...

Spain is a country still divided between those nostalgic for the Franco days and those who abhorred El Generalisimo

New-found documents reveal a concentration camp existed on Costa del Sol

The unpublished documents confirm thousands of prisoners of war were held at the camp in Torremolinos during the Franco era in the 1930s

Eightieth anniversary of bloody battle during Spanish Civil War remembered in new book

La Batalla de Teruel: Guerra total en Espana, takes readers through the battle that claimed the lives of over 140,000 people

Work begins in Spain to exhume bodies of victims from Spanish Civil War

Experts arrived on Monday at the Valley of the Fallen which holds the remains of over 30,000 people from both sides of the civil war

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