The Spanish Civil War (Spanish: Guerra Civil Española), took place from 1936 to 1939 and was fought between the Republicans, who were loyal to the democratic, left-leaning Second Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a falangist group led by General Francisco Franco. Although often portrayed as a struggle between democracy and fascism, some historians consider it more accurately described as a struggle between leftist revolution and rightist counterrevolution. Ultimately, the Nationalists won, and Franco then ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from April 1939 until his death in November 1975. (read more on Wikipedia)
1. Disturbances in the Plaça de Sant Jaume, Barcelona. February 17, 1936.
2. Anarchist militia women.
3. Barcelona, 1936.
4. Banner tribute to Francisco Ascaso, famous anarcho-syndicalist and CNT member.
5. Militia woman on Aragon front, 1936.
6. Armed workers and their family, Barcelona.
7. Anarchist militia.
8. Burned out cars after the defeat of Franco’s forces in Barcelona, 1936.
9. Building occupied by the CNT-FAI.
10. Armoured vehicle.
11. Workers reading posters.
12. Anarchist newspapers.
13. Anarchist magazines on topics such as feminism, education, sex and nudism etc.
14. Tribute to the International Brigades at a football match in Madrid, 1937.
15. Batallon de la Muerte (Battalion of Death).
16. African-American members of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
17. Militia woman in training, Barcelona.
18. Anarcho-syndicalist, Francisco Ascaso.
19. Spanish anarcho-syndicalist, Buenaventura Durruti (centre).
20. Girl snipers, fighting for the government, 1936.