Spanish civil war

The plot to assassinate Franco from the air, 1948 - Antonio Tellez

The incredible story of the ultimately unsuccessful attempt by Spanish anarchists to assassinate military dictator General Franco from the air in 1948.

Remembering Spain: Italian anarchist volunteers in the Spanish civil war - Umberto Marzocchi

Umberto Marzocchi speaking, wearing a hat, jacket and tie

Marzocchi supplied arms to Spanish anarchists at the start of the Spanish Revolution and fought on the Aragon front from October 1936 until 1937. This is his account , covering the counter-revolution of May 1937 in Barcelona and the Communists’ murder of Camillo Berneri, published in this expanded second edition with a timeline of Marzocchi’s life from "Umanita Nova".

The anarchists in the Spanish civil war - Robert Alexander

A significant, two-volume work by Robert Alexander, re-examining the role of the anarchists in the Spanish civil war and revolution, from their participation in the military to the management of substantial segments of the Spanish economy.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 3

Final volume of this extensive chronicle of the anarcho-syndicalist union CNT during the Spanish civil war and revolution of 1936-9.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution - José Peirats

Extensive, three volume work by chronicling the history of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT - "National Confederation of Labour"), the anarcho-syndicalist union and largest workers' union in Spain at the time during the Spanish civil war and revolution 1936-9.

The dubious virtues of propaganda: Ken Loach's "Land and Freedom" - Gilles Dauvé

Gilles Dauvé reviews Ken Loach's film on the Spanish Civil War, Land and Freedom.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 1

A careful chronicle of political change and hope in 1930s Spain, this staggering work examines how the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), rose up against the oppressive structures of Spanish society.

The CNT in the Spanish revolution, volume 2

Second volume of José Peirats' extensive work on the Spanish anarchist union the CNT, which in this volume focuses on the battles raging at both the front and rear guards. Additionally, a biographical chapter, "The Life and Struggles of José Peirats" gives a great deal of insight into this CNT fighter and historian.

No More Mimosa by Ethel Mannin: A re-consideration and appreciation

Here's a piece on Ethel Mannin. For those of you who don't know her, her novels and writings from the 1920s-1950s are especially worth digging out. She supported A S Neil and Summerhill, the CNT-FAI in Spain and wrote a novel about the life of Emma Goldman, as well as exploring all sorts of radical ideas. Here at KSL we think that "No More Mimosa" is one of her best. Have a read and then hit the used bookstores (they are still there you know!!!)

Rius, Maria, 1909-c.1970

A short biography of the Spanish anarchist Maria Rius.