Shockwaves from Spain
Posted: 21 Apr 2017 @ 00:02
Peter Street recalls political and religious tensions at the time of the German bombing of Guernica
NEXT week marks the 80th anniversary of the destruction of Guernica, a small town in the Basque country, the autonomous region in Spain. The name Guernica is now more familiar as a reference to Picasso’s famous painting; the catastrophic events that the painting portrays, although not the first such bombing of the Spanish Civil War, had repercussions across the whole of Europe.
There are, of course, some obvious and chilling parallels with current foreign affairs. The ...
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