‘Our Red Soldiers’: The Nationalist Army's Management of its Left-Wing Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War 1936–9

  title={‘Our Red Soldiers’: The Nationalist Army's Management of its Left-Wing Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War 1936–9},
  author={J. Matthews},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={344 - 363}
  • J. Matthews
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The ragged division of Spain after the 17 July 1936 military uprising ensured that the two sides were not cleanly split between supporters of the government and the rebels. As a result, many men who subsequently fell under Nationalist conscription decrees had been associated with the various left-wing political parties and unions that expanded their membership under the Second Republic. The challenge for the Nationalists was to incorporate effectively as many as possible into their war effort… 
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