Thursday, 26 November 2009

'Gibraltar was a sanctuary for refugees and Communists' during Spanish Civil War

(Source and photo: The Autumn Courses held every year at this time every year in Algeciras had Gibraltar historian Dennis Beiso (photo) recently give a lecture titled 'Parciality and partisanship of Gibraltar society during the Spanish Civil War'. The head of Gibraltar's Historical Archive told of how British authorities on the Rock at the time made it clear that Gibraltar should not intervene in the Civil War. However, Bieso pointed out that historians believe the strategy failed as "it was foolish to expect the colony not to take part." (See more in a sneak preview of CampoPulse.)

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