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Follow the meeting ‘The day the Civil War started’ | Culture

On July 18, 1936, the Government of the Second Republic addressed the Spanish through the radio to announce the rebellion of the Army in Morocco. It was eight thirty in the morning. Although the note tried to convey calm and a sense of normalcy, everyday life came to a halt between shots and confusing rumors. […]

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The day the Civil War started | Culture

Burning in a Madrid street of the material from the Real Estate Registry in July 1936. On July 18, 1936, the Government of the Second Republic addressed the Spanish through the radio to announce the rebellion of the Army in Morocco. It was eight thirty in the morning. Although the note tried to convey calm […]

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Carlos Saura: “I have lived through the war and I am terrified that there is another in Spain” | Culture

The photographer and director Carlos Saura, in his home garden in Collado Mediano (Madrid).INMA FLORES / EL PAIS The world of Carlos Saura (Huesca, 89 years old) is concentrated in this room full of portrait machines, most of them made by him, where he works, thinks and dreams; Outside there are other worlds that surround […]

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Franco’s sinister war tourism | Culture

Group of tourists on national routes in Oviedo in 1938.Marqués Sta Mª del Villar / Biblioteca Nacional In the midst of the Civil War, the national side created tourist war routes to bring foreign visitors to the regions that had fallen under their control. Of the four initially planned, only two materialized, the northern one, […]

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Times of war at the Russian Museum in Malaga | Culture

‘Duel between Peresvet and Chelubei’, by the painter Mikhail Ivanovich Avilov.Garcia-Santos / El Pais The history of mankind could be summed up as a continuous war with little peacetime. It is the same with the Russian empire in any of its stages, from the tsars to the Soviet Union or present-day Russia. His artistic production […]

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Claudio Magris: “The pandemic will change the world more than World War II” | Culture

Claudio Magris (Trieste, 82 years old) has spent the pandemic confined in his home in Trieste (northern Italy). It has not been his best year. In no sense. One day he found himself staring out the window, not even wanting to read. Life locks us up sometimes: it has been a long time since he […]

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False war: Carlos Manuel Álvarez: “Nostalgia is a reactionary feeling” | Culture

Carlos Manuel Álvarez Rodríguez, in an image in Madrid in 2018Carlos Rosillo Antunez When Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba, 32 years old) went for the first time to live outside his country, to Mexico, he realized that not only the territory was changing, he was also taking a leap in time. The same feeling runs through […]

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‘War of Lies’, the lie that culminated in the invasion of Iraq | Culture

In the espionage services, the pressure from those above, from the offices, so that those below, the people of the field, are able to discover matters of formidable interest that allow them to continue in their positions, or to take the praise and rise , usually has irreparable consequences. We have seen it in movies, […]

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The war of the ships ‘Gravina’ and ‘Churruca’ on the Republican side | Culture

On July 17, 1936, the day in which Generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola began the uprising against the Government of the Republic, the Spanish Navy broke into two unequal parts. Of its 20,000 men, some 13,000 embarked on ships loyal to the Republic and the rest on Franco’s. Fourteen Republican destroyers, versus one nationalist. […]

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‘Soldier’: Fernán Gómez thunders against the war in the Prado | Culture

The faceless, nameless troop, made up of dry and tough men, made of hunger, suffering and misery. Fernando Fernán Gómez looked at the bottom of the picture The spears, of Velázquez, and found those individuals, covered by the generals, the flag and even by the horse. Soldier, the overwhelming monologue written by him and never […]

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