Heroes of the Republic, heroes of the revolution: French communist reportage of the Spanish Civil War, 1936−1938

  title={Heroes of the Republic, heroes of the revolution: French communist reportage of the Spanish Civil War, 1936−1938},
  author={Martin Hurcombe},
  journal={Journal of European Studies},
  pages={45 - 62}
  • Martin Hurcombe
  • Published 3 February 2011
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of European Studies
It is widely acknowledged that the Spanish Civil War was one of the contributory factors to the collapse of the French Popular Front, forcing a wedge between Léon Blum’s government and the Parti Communiste Français (PCF) which opposed Blum’s policy of non-intervention. By examining French communist reportage of that conflict, this article studies the tensions occasioned by continued loyalty to the Popular Front and a commitment to the preservation of the Western democracies on the one hand and… 
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