The Spanish Foreign Legion during the Asturian Uprising of October 1934

  title={The Spanish Foreign Legion during the Asturian Uprising of October 1934},
  author={Jos{\'e} Enrique G{\'o}mez {\'A}lvarez},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={200 - 224}
  • J. Álvarez
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • History, Political Science
  • War in History
In October 1934 socialists in Spain attempted to seize control of the government in response to a perceived fascist threat by the present right-leaning government. The uprising failed everywhere except for Asturias, where socialists, anarchists, and communists joined in a united front led by radicalized coal miners. The uprising turned into a full-scale social revolution which threatened the nascent Second Republic. Fearful that conscripts were incapable of dealing with such a serious threat… 

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