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Shockwaves from Spain

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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