Arms of the Spanish Republic

A Nationalist Overview, 1938

Jose Garcia

Date Published :
August 2007
Publisher :
AF Editions
Series :
AFV Collection
Illustration :
b/w and color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788496016903
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Contains 272 photographs *Shows the wide range of arms used by the Republicans *Provides fascinating insight into the Spanish Civil War The Captured Enemy Material Exhibition that opened at the Hotel Kursaal in San Sebastian in 1938 was the subject of several catalogues and commemorative brochures, all of them printed in short runs. An extraordinary array of the arms were on dispay, and this book showcases the wide range of armory possessed by the Republican Ejercito Popular. The Republican received weapons and soldiers from the Soviet Union, Mexico, the International Socialist Movement and the International Brigades; the Nationalists had the help of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. Despite the superiority of the weapons available to Franco and the Nationalists, the Republicans were able to fight back after defeats at Alcazar and Guernica. This impressive arsenal gathered at the Gran Kursaal was soon disbanded and the collection was handed over dismembered to different depots and arsenals. Only a small part has survived to this day, preserved at different specific military museums.


"…an interesting volume, and handy reference on a subject not often seen in print.”

- Gun Week, December 2009

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