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Churchill and Spain

The Survival of the Franco Regime, 1940–1945

Edited by Richard Wigg

Routledge – 2004 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

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Description

This thoroughly researched, highly perceptive and utterly gripping study deals with an important aspect of Spanish and British history - Churchill's policy of appeasement toward the Franco regime in Spain.

Wigg demonstrates that the tolerance shown toward Spain's wartime trading permitted the rebuilding of Spanish gold reserves which helped Franco survive his (and Spain's) international ostracism between 1945 and 1950.

This important book will interest scholars with an interest in contemporary European political history as well as those with a general interest in Spanish history.

Reviews

'A fascinating study of Churchill and of the dire impact of personal relationships on high politics.'Romeike

Contents

Prologue 1. 1940: In the Hour of Need 2. 1941: A Balancing Country 3. 1942: Ambiguous Assurances 4. 1943 (January - October): Franco Toughs it Out 5. 1943 (November - December): The Wolfram War 6. 1944 (January - September): Churchill Intervenes - I 7. 1944 (October - December): Churchill Intervenes - II 8. 1945 (January - July): A Wringing of Hands Epilogue: Hoare versus Churchill over Spain

Author Bio

Richard Wigg was foreign correspondent for the London Times newspaper for 28 years, most recently based in Madrid, Spain.

Name: Churchill and Spain: The Survival of the Franco Regime, 1940–1945 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Richard Wigg. This thoroughly researched, highly perceptive and utterly gripping study deals with an important aspect of Spanish and British history - Churchill's policy of appeasement toward the Franco regime in Spain. Wigg demonstrates that the tolerance...
Categories: European History, Contemporary History 1945-, Political History