SPAIN. Spanish Civil War (1936-9).
Barcelona. January, 1939.
The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, when part of the Spanish army rebelled against the Second Republic, a democratic government elected in 1931. It gained international dimensions when Fascist Germany and Italy began supporting the military uprising, led by General Franco, with weapons and soldiers. The USSR helped the Republic, and a significant contingent of volunteers joined the International Brigades and fought for the Republic. The conflict became the symbol of a larger conflict between Fascists and Communists. The war ended in 1939 with Franco’s victory over the Republicans.
Running for shelter during the air raid alarm. The city was being heavily bombed by Fascist planes, as General Franco’s troops rapidly approached the city.