The Spanish Civil War had been a conflict between the nationalists and conservatives on one side, and what they saw as the opposing anarchic atheistic Marxism which was eroding the traditional Catholic values of Spain. The nationalists eventually won with the aid of Germany against the Soviet backed Marxists, and four years later, the Spaniards seized the opportunity to settle a score with those who had attempted to disintegrate their country. John Scurr's book provides an absorbing account of the organisation, campaigns and uniforms of Germany's Spanish volunteers who fought from 1941-45.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · The Blue Division · 1941: The Blooding at Possad · 1942: Lake Ilmen and the Volkhov Pocket · 1942-43: Poselok and Krasny Bor · Repatriation · The Blue Squadron and the Blue Legion · The Plates