Defence of Madrid

Author(s): Geoffrey Cox; Paul Preston (Foreword by)

Wars of the Ages

Goodies and baddies take some sorting out in this tale of the siege of Madrid by Franco's right-wing forces supported by the Nazis and the fascist regime of Mussolini (the 'rebels'), against the civilian population and its government representatives, just elected, who happened to be left-wing. Once sorted, Cox's account of the city under attack, in one of the twentieth century's first urban wars, has all too many echoes today. This new edition, with an introduction and selection of historical photographs, as well as samples of Cox's journalism from the front, will confirm its position as one of the classics of twentieth-century reportage. It is being published for the 70th anniversary of the event.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877372384SECA
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : November 2006
  • : 230x150mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 216
  • : BxW photographs
  • : Geoffrey Cox; Paul Preston (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 946.081