Arms for Spain: The Untold Story of the Spanish Civil War

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When military officers rebelled against the left-wing Spanish Republic in 1936, the leaders of Europe called for an international arms embargo against Spain, in the hopes of preventing escalation. Yet this embargo was regularly flouted for Franco's rebels, giving them an enormous advantage.Arms for Spain tells the story, for the first time, of how the Republic was thus obliged to buy illegal arms from foreign officials who extorted huge bribes for arms they never delivered. Banks and arms traffickers also swindled the ...

Arms for Spain: The Untold Story of the Spanish Civil War 1999, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312241773

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