International Brigades in Spain 1936–39

International Brigades in Spain 1936–39

Elite 53
  • Author: Ken Bradley
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: ELI 53
  • Publication Date: 26 May 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855323674
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The Civil war fought in Spain between 1936 and 1939 was one of the most bloody and bitterly fought military campaigns of the 20th century. Both the loyalist Republican troops and the Nationalists under General Franco used foreign volunteers to supplement their own forces. In the case of the Republicans the Comintern organised the International Brigades, eventually recruiting over 40,000 people. The International Brigades were the Republican forces elite and as such were stationed at the toughest sectors and often led the most desperate attacks. Ken Bradley details the history, recruitment, composition, organisation, uniforms and equipment these brigades.

Biographical Note

Ken Bradley was born in 1944. He has a long standing interest in many aspects of militaria but his particular passion is reserved for the English and Spanish Civil Wars. A member of the Sealed Knot, he rose to the dizzy heights of becoming Colonel of the Earl of Stamford's Regiment of Foot (Parliamentary)! He has also researched in depth the International Brigades invoved in the Spanish Civil War, and has visited almost every one of the battlesites. Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many quality books in the Osprey Military list.

Contents

Background Recruitment & Composition Organisation Uniforms & Equpment Brigades in Action The Plates

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