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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2010, 03:22:10 PM »
Sorry, I didn't make myself very clear there, I meant that it was Spanish language and yes, available with English subtitles, I should've said that!  :)

I will certainly look out for Wife of an Anarchist too, thanks for mentioning it.

If yourself, or anyone knows of any links to these, or indeed anything you might feel is useful in relation to the SCW, post it on the SCW sticky please.  :)

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2010, 07:45:44 PM »
 Frederic Rossif's "To Die in Madrid" is another good one, never been able to find clips on UTube and not available on DVD it seems, although it does turn up on British TV from time to time.

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2010, 08:13:34 PM »
Frederic Rossif's "To Die in Madrid" is another good one, never been able to find clips on UTube and not available on DVD it seems, although it does turn up on British TV from time to time.

I can offer a link for it in French with Spanish subtitles...  :?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1759499741565514664#

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2010, 11:21:50 AM »
All historical sources are biased, even if it's just from the viewpoint of the reader. I wouldn't denigrate a source just because it didn't fit into my view of things, but only where it was just plain inaccurate.

The most obvious example I can think of is the Osprey book on the SCW, which says something along the lines of 'The Spanish Army was organised using the common triangular structure'. In 1936 hardly anyone (if anyone) was using a triangular structure for its forces, nor had they before this. Okay there were some elements which used three as a base, but not in the three sections, three platoons, three companies and three battalions that 'triangular' implies.

We are dealing with a topic that has attached ideologies, many of which are still current in Spain's political make-up. Many of the factions and parties still exist and the SCW is still a volatile issue in Spain itself. I would hope we can avoid politicising the topic into 'right and wrong' camps. By all means comment that a particular book presents a particular viewpoint, but refrain from commenting on that viewpoint itself.

I know what I mean anyway...  ;)

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2010, 09:08:55 PM »
We shouldn't forget the Nafziger files.

Simply download or open  the Finding Aid pdf.

Pages 236-240.

http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/nafziger.htm


Good site on the Spanish Civil War navies
http://www.kbismarck.com/mgl/spanishcivwar.htm


« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 09:20:06 PM by WillieB »
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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2010, 01:01:12 PM »

Daniel Gray "Homage to Caledonia" about Scottish volunteers on boths sides of the conflict and campaign in support of both sides as well in Scotland. Very good, well researched and interesting read.

"Real band of brothers" by Max Arthur about British volunteers on Republican side- very dissapointing to be honest apart from story of "English Penny" nurse (I have that book for sale if somebody is interested.


"Iron Column" pamphlet by Kate Sharpley Library about one of anarchist columns


"Durutti in the Spanish Revolution" by Abel Paz- excellent book, sort of biography of B.Durutti, one of most important anarchist figures of SCW. Great read, although quite heavy brick.




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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2010, 01:23:27 PM »
Don't forget our own Triumph and Tragedy board... has lots of interesting stuff.

Especially Driscoles Gallery:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=110;u=5;start=0

Some lovely stuff there!

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2010, 06:00:50 PM »
http://www.empressminiatures.com/

Possibly the best 28mm range of figures out there for the SCW (yes I am Biased :D)

http://www.forceofarms.co.uk/

figures and vehicles in 28mm for the SCW. and they fit in nicely with the Empress figures

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2010, 06:38:47 PM »
J.Peirats "Anarchists in the spanish Revolution"

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Re: Spanish Civil War for Beginners
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2010, 07:22:56 PM »
Very very intersting pamphlet with lots of unknown articles, intervies and diaries mostly concentrating on UK volunteers in SCW. its called "70th Anniversary of Spanish Civil War the Aftermatch 1939-2009

Its published byTameside Trade Union Council, costs 4.60 pounds post included, , write to [email protected]

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SCW Uniform help please - Fuerzas Regulares Indígenas (Moroccans)
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2010, 11:06:03 PM »
Hi all,

Working through a small 15mm Peter Pig SCW project and i have some Moroccans and i have no idea how to paint them.

The Peter Pig sculpts seem to have a uniform appearance rather than the native dress ive seen in most pictures of the period.

My knowledge of the period is only at an early stage so any help will be really useful.

Ive been using this web page as a resource for uniforms:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=18700&sid=cc76781b084dcc8b37c61dc9d44e37b3

Thankyou!
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Re: SCW Uniform help please - Fuerzas Regulares Indígenas (Moroccans)
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2010, 11:26:07 PM »
Are they wearing the long coat, or in shirt sleeves?
long coat could be greenish khaki, or striped in shades of brown
trousers are yellowish sand-described as lentil-coloured.
shirts would be a very pale sand colour
turbans are white, or if in tarbusch this would be red.
puttess could be blue, khaki or yellowish sand
footwear would be white
leather equipment is brown
they also have a sash round thier middle coloured depending on their Grupo

hope this helps

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Re: SCW Uniform help please - Fuerzas Regulares Indígenas (Moroccans)
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2010, 11:33:45 PM »
Third and last possibility would be that they are wearing the short jacket which would be greenish khaki.

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Re: SCW Uniform help please - Fuerzas Regulares Indígenas (Moroccans)
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2010, 11:49:35 PM »
Great info guys thanks.

The riflemen i have are wearing:

Shirts, rolled up sleeves.
Trousers
Puttees
Turbans

Cant really tell if there is a sash around the waist.

So i should be looking at sand coloured shirt and trousers with khaki puttees and white turbans?


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Re: SCW Uniform help please - Fuerzas Regulares Indígenas (Moroccans)
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2010, 12:03:25 AM »

I'm given to understand these are Ifni sharpshooters. Not sure if that is what you have, but the uniform looks like what Durutti was describing, so it might help.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2010, 12:05:27 AM by Plynkes »
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