Literature: Churchill’s Spaniards

Event Date:

September 12, 2024

Event Time:

6:00 pm

Event Location:

Embassy of Spain in the UK

Join Séan Scullion in conversation as he tells the story of Churchill’s Spaniards.

There will also be time for Q&A with the author.

 

About the book (due to be published in Autumn 2024):
Very little, if nothing at all, is known and has been told about the over one thousand Spanish volunteers and their service as members of the British Army during the Second World War. Churchill’s Spaniards tells their story, men who were “Continuing the Fight” against fascism from 1939 to 1946.

Churchill’s Spaniards is not the story of the Spanish Civil War, nor the equally well-known one of the International Brigades. It is the story – against the backdrop of Churchill’s efforts to keep Spain out of the war – of the recruitment, training and deployment of often battle hardened Spaniards into the service of the realm. These fighting men served across the British Army: from the elite SAS, Commandos and Special Operations Executive to the ranks of the Infantry and Pioneer Corps. Spaniards fought in almost all battles and campaigns in the West from the Fall of France and the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, to the campaigns in North Africa, Italy as well as France and Germany to the end of the war.

Using wide ranging material from Britain, France and Spain as well as previously unpublished eyewitness and official accounts along with ground breaking new research, Séan Scullion finally tells the story of these fighting men.

 

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If you experience any problems with your booking please contact Lisa on info@britishspanishsociety.org

Total Seats: 78
  • Embassy of Spain in the UK
  • 24 Belgrave Square
  • London, SW1X 8QA
  • SW1X 8QA

Event Schedule Details

  • September 12, 2024 6:00 pm
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