The 14 best books about the Spanish Civil War

The 14 best books about the Spanish Civil War

As July 17th marks the 85th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, The Local takes a look at the best books on the conflict.

Spain to exhume bodies of civil war victims at Valley of the Fallen

Spain to exhume bodies of civil war victims at Valley of the Fallen

Spain pledges to ramp up search for Franco victim graves

Spain pledges to ramp up search for Franco victim graves

‘A horrendous mistake’: UN apologizes for attributing Guernica bombing to Spanish Republicans

‘A horrendous mistake’: UN apologizes for attributing Guernica bombing to Spanish Republicans

Civil War bomb detonated at Spain’s newest theme park

Civil War bomb detonated at Spain’s newest theme park

Barcelona beach evacuated after discovery of unexploded Civil War bomb

Barcelona beach evacuated after discovery of unexploded Civil War bomb

ON THIS DAY: 80 years ago, Spanish Civil War came to an end

ON THIS DAY: 80 years ago, Spanish Civil War came to an end

IN PICS: Map of bombed Madrid reveals a city secretly scarred

IN PICS: Map of bombed Madrid reveals a city secretly scarred

Why some of Spain’s Civil War survivors are still waiting to recover lost relatives

Why some of Spain’s Civil War survivors are still waiting to recover lost relatives

Franco will be exhumed in June despite family opposition

Franco will be exhumed in June despite family opposition

Spanish PM urges resistance to ‘winds of xenophobia’ facing Europe

Spanish PM urges resistance to ‘winds of xenophobia’ facing Europe

Spanish PM to visit France to pay tribute to civil war exiles

Spanish PM to visit France to pay tribute to civil war exiles

Spanish councils ordered to remove Franco symbols once and for all

Spanish councils ordered to remove Franco symbols once and for all

Spanish parliament approves exhumation of General Franco

Spanish parliament approves exhumation of General Franco

Rush to visit Franco’s tomb before his remains are moved

Rush to visit Franco’s tomb before his remains are moved

Spain plans truth commission on civil war and Franco’s dictatorship

Spain plans truth commission on civil war and Franco’s dictatorship

Spain begins to exhume bodies from Valley of the Fallen

Spain begins to exhume bodies from Valley of the Fallen

Is Spain about to dig up dictator Francisco Franco?

Is Spain about to dig up dictator Francisco Franco?

Basque town of Guernica marks 80th anniversary of bombings

Basque town of Guernica marks 80th anniversary of bombings

Spain ‘obstructing’ civil war and dictatorship probe

Spain ‘obstructing’ civil war and dictatorship probe

New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona

New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona

New search underway for civil war grave of poet Lorca

New search underway for civil war grave of poet Lorca

Spanish man digs up Civil War bomb during fossil hunt

Spanish man digs up Civil War bomb during fossil hunt

Catalonia starts DNA project to identify civil war victims

Catalonia starts DNA project to identify civil war victims

Argentine judge to probe murder of Spanish poet Lorca

Argentine judge to probe murder of Spanish poet Lorca

On this day: 80 years ago, Spain plunged into civil war

On this day: 80 years ago, Spain plunged into civil war

Bid launched to rename towns honouring Francoist heroes

Bid launched to rename towns honouring Francoist heroes

Childhood memory helps to locate Civil War grave

Childhood memory helps to locate Civil War grave

Official: Francisco Franco was a dictator

Official: Francisco Franco was a dictator

Spain scraps plan to declassify military files

Spain scraps plan to declassify military files

Mayor under fire from police after jihad tweet

Mayor under fire from police after jihad tweet

Civil war bomb stuck in pine tree for 75 years

Civil war bomb stuck in pine tree for 75 years

‘Franco street’: Spanish town turns back clock

‘Franco street’: Spanish town turns back clock

MPs call on Spain to open top secret files

MPs call on Spain to open top secret files

Spanish region ramps up search for Franco victims

Spanish region ramps up search for Franco victims

Spain’s famous military coup hat ‘a fake’

Spain’s famous military coup hat ‘a fake’