The Long Nocturnal March. The Spanish guerrilla in the European narrative of antifascist resistance (1936-1952)

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Abstract

An antifascist guerrilla movement fought against Franco dictatorship in Spain after the Spanish Civil War. The text analyses the development and evolution of the anti-Franco guerrilla between 1939 and 1952, paying particular attention to its internal structural changes. The author also criticizes the exclusion of the Spanish guerrillas from studies of European resistances, as the Spanish partisans constituted the first and the last antifascist armed European resistance movement. The incorporation of the Spanish case into the history of the Antifascist European Resistance, the author argues, can extend the plurality of our visions of the past, breaking old paradigms built after the end of World War II.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrappling with the Past: Mass Violence in Spain 1936 – 1952
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Print)9780203706404
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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