The Deadly Dry Run for WW2 - The Spanish Civil War | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1939 Part 1 of 3

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The Deadly Dry Run for WW2 - The Spanish Civil War | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1939 Part 1 of 3 5

After years of political violence and strife, a military coup in 1936 finally brings Spain into all-out civil war. Mass executions and revolutionary upheaval, as the eyes of the world focus on the Iberian Peninsula.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Francis van Berkel
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Francis van Berkel
Edited by: Daniel Weiss
Sound design: Marek Kamiński

(Kutxa Photograph Library) - Brigadas de Navarra Photos,
EBNZ; HansenBCN - Emblem of Spanish Legion,
Foto Kutxateka - Eibar in Ruins,
Herbert Behrens / Anefo - Guernica Painting,
Dorieo - Battle of Brunete,

From the Noun Project:
noun_Death by Icon Island,
noun_soldier by Wonmo Kang,
noun_Arm Sling by Sergey Demushkin,
noun_Government by Adrien Coquet,

Photos from Color by Klimbim

Colorizations by:
- Daniel Weiss
- Julius Jääskeläinen

Soundtracks from Epidemic Sound:
- Not Safe Yet - Gunnar Johnsen
- The Inspector 4 - Johannes Bornlöf
- Watchman - Yi Nantiro
- Split Decision - Rannar Sillard
- Guilty Shadows 4 - Andreas Jamsheree
- Disciples of Sun Tzu - Christian Andersen
- Last Point of Safe Return - Fabien Tell
- First Responders - Skrya
- One More Thought - Johan Hynynen
- Dark Beginning - Johan Hynynen
- Easy Target - Rannar Sillard
- The Charleston 3 - Håkan Eriksson

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH.

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Just in terms of the complexity of things, researching and writing this episode has been my biggest challenge so far. So much happens and at such a fast pace that it's difficult to understand everything as it is, let alone get it into a chronological video that actually makes sense! The amount of actors both nationally and internationally gives you a feeling that you are writing about a continental, or even global, war rather than one in a relatively small country. It is this way for several reasons, a lot of which you'll know if you watched our last episode on the Second Spanish Republic. But we'd be interested to see what you guys think about the Spanish Civil War? Why was it so complicated? Why does it hold so much significance beyond Spain's borders? Why did it get so violent so quickly? Let us know what you think, we want to hear your opinions.
Cheers, Francis.

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Author — TimeGhost History


The woman on the cover of the video was Marina Ginestà i Coloma, who died in 2014.

Author — Francesc Calvet


I like the skeletons with the:
"See no evil,
Hear no evil,
Speak no evil"

Author — Andrés Martínez Ramos


Side note: This is the war in which George Orwell fought in, and inspired some of his books.

Author — Ygma


*major actor decides to travel*
Planes: *aight imma crash*

Author — Fake Name


Last time I was this early, spain was already split between Castile and Aragon

Author — Abdelrahman Wael


Indy, the soviet aid don´t was free, the USSR take the gold reserves of Spain as payment.

Author — alejandro casalegno


Fun Fact: German troops were on both sides of the war. The Kondor Legion for the Nationalists and the Ernst Thälmann Brigade(named after the KPD leader of German Communists) for the Republicans.

Author — Alec Avdakov


It is often neglected, because of its little significance in the overall conflict, that the Mexican government lead by Lázaro Cárdenas supported the Republic with rifles and food. When the war was over, Mexico took many refugees who made a significant contribution to the cultural life.

Author — jjeherrera


"Fantasies of the male menopause"
Why don't we have such wit today...

Author — TheIfifi


A Japanese fought as a volunteer in the international brigades, he brought his katana and everything.

Author — Francesc Calvet


Fun fact: in the picture of 4:55 you can see posters for the "Olimpiada popular". It was an alternative Olympiad organized to protest against the 1936 Berlin olympics because the Nazis. It was supposed to start in Barcelona in late July 1936, but because of the coup, never happened. However, lots of the olympic stuff built for then would remain in place, and eventually be used for the 1992 olympics.

Author — Nano92


The anarchist uprising against the republic, or how I call it a civil war inside a civil war.

Author — ??? ¿¿¿


A piece of Spanish civil war trivia: During a siege of nationalist positions by the republic (toledo if I'm right) the nationalists needed to airdrop supplies into the defenders but didn't have any parachutes for the crates. So instead they tied the boxes to the legs of turkeys which from their flapping would slow down the crates enough so the supplies would survive the fall. While leaving the turkey as an addition ration for soldiers.

Author — Steven Wills


So both of Franco's main military challengers to power died in a plane crashes. oh yep seems legit.

Author — Brian Davy-Taefu


Orwell's 'Homage to Catalonia' remains the best look at the incredibly confused nature of this war.

Author — Madjackblack


Spain still was using german supplied military equipment as late as the 1970s, some of which was used in the filming of PATTON.

Author — john young


Didnt George Orwell fight in the international brigade?

Author — Legitpenguins69


I like those three little skeletons on the table.

Author — TheBreadBaron


Just an interesting note here, there were around 1500 Yugoslav volunteers fighting for the Republic in the International Brigades. Some of those people were instrumental for the success of the Anti-Fascist Partisan resistance in Yugoslavia several years later. One of the most notable volunteers was Koča Popović who became an artillery captain and took part in most major battles of the Spanish Civil War. The warfare experience that he gained in Spain was instrumental for the Yugoslav resistance, especially in the Battle of Sutjeska (1943) where the main body of the resistance was nearly crushed and Tito captured, all of this luckily avoided with Popović's genius reactions in dire situations.
I really hope that one day Indy can take a look at Yugoslav Spaniards (as we call them in Ex-Yu) because the background of those people can explain the effectiveness of the resistance towards overwhelming numbers of invading and Quisling forces.

Author — DarkSasori1