Was the Spanish Civil War A Prelude to the Second World War?

The Spanish Civil War is often referred to as the “dress rehearsal” for the Second World War, with various Communist and Fascist factions battling it out in Spain. But is this really the case?

General Moscardó showing Heinrich Himmler the ruins of the Alcázar
Bombing in Barcelona, 1938
Read about WWII here


  1. The Tactical Hermit · June 22, 2019

    Really superb couple of vids.
    The Spanish Civil War is a worthy study, especially now in this modern complicated political soup we find ourselves in.
    As an Amateur Military Historian and writer, History with Hilbert and the Armchair Historian are solid channels!

    Liked by 1 person

    • vikinglifeblog · June 22, 2019

      I agree, on both counts. ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’


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