They Shall Not Pass

They Shall Not Pass

The British Battalion at Jarama - The Spanish Civil War

General Military
  • Author: Ben Hughes
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Jul 2011
  • Number of Pages: 288
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In 1937 a group of idealistic British volunteers sailed from England to fight the dark threat of dictatorship in Spain. In the olive groves of Jarama, near Madrid, they achieved the first victory against Franco's army. It was Fascism's first defeat. Hardly remembered today, it proved a crucial military turning point in the fight against Fascism. For the first time, Ben Hughes reconstructs the battle in a vivid blow-by-blow account, and considers its fascinating aftermath.

Biographical Note

Ben Hughes is the author 'Conquer or Die!', Wellington's Veterans and the Liberation of the New World' (Osprey 2010). Now an English Language lecturer and fluent in Spanish, he graduated from Leeds University in 1997, before spending several years teaching and travelling throughout South America. His passion for the continent and a lifelong interest in the Napoleonic era led to his first book, and his continuing fascination with Anglo-Hispanic relations has inspired this groundbreaking new book on Spain 's 20th century history, and the British who played a role in it. He now lives in North London with his Colombian wife.


Part One: A Crowd of Boy Scouts
Ch 1: First Blood
Ch 2: Departures
Ch 3: The Advance
Ch 4: White House Hill
Ch 5: Training
Part Two: Death Stalked the Olive Groves
Ch 6: Bodies Rolling Down the Hill
Ch 7: Retreat!
Ch 8: The Moors were Mowed Down
Ch 9: The Dark
Ch 10: Dawn
Ch 11: The Feint
Ch 12: Capture!
Ch 13: The Second Night
Ch 14: Tank Attack
Ch 15: The Great Rally
Part Three: Conclusions
Ch 16: From Jarama to Brunette
Ch 17: The Fascist Breakthrough
Ch 18: The Ebro Offensive
Epilogue: Back to Britain

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