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Franco said the people of Guernica destroyed the town themselves. Others in Spain and throughout the world protested what they believed to be an unprecedented wartime slaughter of innocent civilians.

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Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts are authors of four previous books, all highly successful in bookstores and book clubs, all acclaimed in the United States and abroad

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts are authors of four previous books, all highly successful in bookstores and book clubs, all acclaimed in the United States and abroad. The Day the World Ended and Voyage of the Damned were made into major motion pictures; Shipwreck won the Edgar Award in 1973; and The San Francisco Earthquake has been hailed as a major achievement of reporting and writing. Библиографические данные. Guernica: The Crucible of World War II Guernica: The Crucible of World War II, Gordon Thomas The Day Guernica Died, Max Morgan Witts.

by Max Morgan-Witts and Gordon Thomas. Unparalleled in the history of warfare, the Luftwaffe's elite "Condor Legion" flattened the remote Basque town of Guernica in April 1937 during the experimental Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939

by Max Morgan-Witts and Gordon Thomas. Unparalleled in the history of warfare, the Luftwaffe's elite "Condor Legion" flattened the remote Basque town of Guernica in April 1937 during the experimental Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939.

WORLD WAR II WAS the first time in history that women were trained as combatants and secret agents to be parachuted behind enemy lines. This was the war in which old gender rules changed, as intelligence agencies created specific training and roles for women. It was the war in which spy chiefs realized women’s potential as couriers, wireless operators, spies, saboteurs, and even Resistance leaders.

Guernica: The Crucible of World War II. Guernica: The Crucible of World War II. By Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. A reconstruction of the life of Guernica, a small Basque town, before, during, and after its deliberate destruction by German aerial bombardment in April 1937.

Guernica was enshrouded in legend and controversy. Some people and governments claimed that the Basques blew up Guernica. The facts uncovered prove both views wrong. Package will weigh approx. Combine purchases and save on shipping (based on total package weight).

No less valuable was Mark Kurlansky’s The Basque History of the World (Walker, 1999), which is a must-read for anyone, but especially anyone who appreciated this novel. These discussion questions are designed to enhance your group’s conversation about Guernica, an epic novel of the Spanish Civil War from the perspective of a strong, fiercely loyal Basque family.

A moment-by-moment account of the April 26, 1937 bombing of the Basque cultural and religious capital by the elite German Condor Legion and of the two days preceding the unprecedented aerial attack

Guernica: The Crucible of World War II epub download

ISBN13: 978-0812885132

ISBN: 0812885139

Author: Gordon Thomas

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Scarborough House (January 1, 1991)

Pages: 319 pages

ePUB size: 1733 kb

FB2 size: 1172 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 849

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Kajikus
I have been moved by the devastation behind the Picasso painting of the destruction and devastation of this village caused by the bombing of Guernica.. That is what drew me to this book, the history that inspired the painting.It was heartbreaking to read of the unconcern of the Franco government and the German pilots who plotted this atrocity, and the heroism and suffering of the victims. The authors follow almost minute by minute the actions of select townspeople as the story unfolds.
Kajikus
I have been moved by the devastation behind the Picasso painting of the destruction and devastation of this village caused by the bombing of Guernica.. That is what drew me to this book, the history that inspired the painting.It was heartbreaking to read of the unconcern of the Franco government and the German pilots who plotted this atrocity, and the heroism and suffering of the victims. The authors follow almost minute by minute the actions of select townspeople as the story unfolds.
Gerceytone
Impressive and most interesting photos . Our family comes from a town close to Guernika named "Mundaka" and a friend of mine ( in his 80s) told me of seeing German Aircraft doing a 180 ° turn above Mundaka to bomb again Guernika . I've viksited Guernika lately and it's a modern town now but close to the reilway station there are bombed remains to show the horror of those days.
Gerceytone
Impressive and most interesting photos . Our family comes from a town close to Guernika named "Mundaka" and a friend of mine ( in his 80s) told me of seeing German Aircraft doing a 180 ° turn above Mundaka to bomb again Guernika . I've viksited Guernika lately and it's a modern town now but close to the reilway station there are bombed remains to show the horror of those days.
Macage
Hitler's Condor Legion utterly destroyed the city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War and this well researched and well written book makes it all shockingly real. I'd read other accounts of this tragedy and viewed Picasso's famous painting of the subject. Add this book to my knowledge of the attack on the defenseless city and I am now all too aware of the beginning of the horrors of bombing. As painful as the subject is, it is almost impossible to put this book down,
Macage
Hitler's Condor Legion utterly destroyed the city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War and this well researched and well written book makes it all shockingly real. I'd read other accounts of this tragedy and viewed Picasso's famous painting of the subject. Add this book to my knowledge of the attack on the defenseless city and I am now all too aware of the beginning of the horrors of bombing. As painful as the subject is, it is almost impossible to put this book down,
OwerSpeed
Wonderful history
OwerSpeed
Wonderful history
Katishi
In the height of the Spanish Civil War the relatively peaceful town of Guernica has retained a certain level of normalcy. That peaceful façade is about to be shattered as a prelude to World War II. The town and its people are about to become the laboratory for modern-day terror from the sky. The fascist regime of Spanish General Francisco Franco has entered into an agreement with Nazi Germany to use Guernica, a defenseless and non-strategic pueblo, as a test of Germany's ability to wage war from the air. German pilots fly the planes, which marked in the guise of Spanish livery, test their new theory of terror bombing from the skies as a rehearsal of the soon-to-be rampage of Blitzkrieg (lightning warfare) across Europe in World War II. In the process, Guernica is visited with death, destruction and the loss of innocence. Witts' telling of the story is a graphic, horrible account of the devastation, especially in human terms. After the merciless attack, Spanish painter Pablo Picasso created a disturbing painting entitled "Guernica" to memorialize the event and express the true horror of war in which the innocent are most frequently the victims. I would suggest that the reader look at Picasso's "Guernica" both before and after reading this book.
Katishi
In the height of the Spanish Civil War the relatively peaceful town of Guernica has retained a certain level of normalcy. That peaceful façade is about to be shattered as a prelude to World War II. The town and its people are about to become the laboratory for modern-day terror from the sky. The fascist regime of Spanish General Francisco Franco has entered into an agreement with Nazi Germany to use Guernica, a defenseless and non-strategic pueblo, as a test of Germany's ability to wage war from the air. German pilots fly the planes, which marked in the guise of Spanish livery, test their new theory of terror bombing from the skies as a rehearsal of the soon-to-be rampage of Blitzkrieg (lightning warfare) across Europe in World War II. In the process, Guernica is visited with death, destruction and the loss of innocence. Witts' telling of the story is a graphic, horrible account of the devastation, especially in human terms. After the merciless attack, Spanish painter Pablo Picasso created a disturbing painting entitled "Guernica" to memorialize the event and express the true horror of war in which the innocent are most frequently the victims. I would suggest that the reader look at Picasso's "Guernica" both before and after reading this book.
Tojahn
Fantastic book ! kept me interested all the way through.
Tojahn
Fantastic book ! kept me interested all the way through.
ARE
Well written, informative, and a really good read. Provided me with some history that I had been missing about the years leading up to World War II.
ARE
Well written, informative, and a really good read. Provided me with some history that I had been missing about the years leading up to World War II.
I enjoyed the book and found it held my interest. It gave an overview of the bombing of the city as well as looking at the personal stories of a number of Guernica's citizens. The book was well worth the price
I enjoyed the book and found it held my interest. It gave an overview of the bombing of the city as well as looking at the personal stories of a number of Guernica's citizens. The book was well worth the price