Defending the Republic: The García Atadell Brigade in Madrid, 1936

  title={Defending the Republic: The Garc{\'i}a Atadell Brigade in Madrid, 1936},
  author={J. Ruiz},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={115 - 97}
  • J. Ruiz
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39, an estimated 50,000 executions took place in the Republican zone. Of these, around 9000 were killed in the Spanish capital. Explanations of Republican violence still tend to assume that it was the work of ‘uncontrollables’ and frequently cite Agapito García Atadell as an example. Atadell led a brigade of 48 men that spread terror in Madrid during the summer of 1936 before he attempted to escape for Cuba that October. However, he was captured in the… Expand
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