Spanish civil war Follow up recommendations

If you would like to dive deeper into the Spanish Civil War here is a list of movies, documentaries, books and podcasts and for you to start with.

Other places in Barcelona:

Refugi 307 : Guided tour of bomb shelter tunnels. You can only visit it on Sundays at 11am, always with guide. Or book with a group during the week.

Fossar de la Pedrera: Cemetery (mass grave) and memorial site for the victims of Franco's terror. You can visit any day by yourself between 9am and 5pm, but need to take a taxi or bicycle to get there.


  • Land and Freedom (1995)

  • The Photographer of Mauthausen (about Spaniards in a Nazi concentration camp)

  • Butterfly Tongues (La Lengua De Las Mariposas) (1999)

  • Libertarias (1996)

  • ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)

  • While at War (Mientras dure la guerra) 2019


You can also find it on Youtube here:

The Truth About Franco Spains Forgotten Dictatorship


  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

  • Anarchy's Brief Summer: The Life and Death of Buenaventura Durruti by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

  • The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction by Helen Graham

  • The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain by Paul Preston

  • Essential Histories: The Spanish Civil War by Frances Lannon

  • Class, Culture and Conflict in Barcelona by Chris Ealham (also know as "Anarchy and the city") (click link for ebook)

  • Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett (account of travels through Spain in modern times with different perspectives of Spaniards on the past and present)


5 parts: Real Dictators : Francisco Franco

2 parts: Dictators: Francisco Franco (parcast)

18 parts: The Iberian Knot - A History of the Spanish Civil War

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