Humanitarian Relief in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)

Humanitarian Relief in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)

By: Gabriel Pretus (author)Hardback

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This is the only research on how the Spanish Civil War helped to advance medical progress and what would later be called 'humanitarian interventions'. The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was pivotal in the history of twentieth-century Europe. However, in many regards it is still marginal in mainstream European historiography. The diplomatic, political, social and humanitarian dimensions of the war are largely unstudied. During the war there were advances in medical care and forms of what we would today call 'humanitarian intervention'. This is one of the first books to carefully study the war from the perspective of its humanitarian interventions and advances in medical services - particularly in the Republican zone. There, international support saw developments in the key areas such as frontline assistance to battlefield casualties, and blood transfusion techniques.


1. Origins of the independent, non-partisan humanitarian agencies; 2. Independent relief and a military coup that evolved into civil war: the arrival of the agencies (July 1936-Autumn 1937); 3. War in the North: July 1936-October 1937: Politics and Humanitarian Relief: The Evacuation of Basque Children to England in May 1937; and many more...

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  • ISBN13: 9780773445291
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780773445291
  • ISBN10: 0773445293

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