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Churchill and Spain: The Survival of the Franco Regime, 1940-1945

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"A fascinating study of Churchill and of the dire impact of personal relationships on high politics." TLS
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"A fascinating study of Churchill and of the dire impact of personal relationships on high politics." TLS
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“A fascinating study of Churchill and of the dire impact of personal relationships on high politics.”  —TLS

“An important addition to Churchill studies.”  —Sir Martin Gilbert

“There is much more to say about this book—especially the flaccid failure of the Infante Don Juan and the complete inability of the Monarchists to challenge the Falange—but it stands as the defining text on the subject of cynicism in geopolitics and, while Churchill’s admirers will see his part in this blood-soaked history as an example of realism and the ruthless pursuit of national interests, others will see it as a cold-hearted betrayal of a great people whose misfortune was to be a small piece on the great European chessboard. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill had a greater game to play and the Spaniards suffered and died while we looked away. That is the tragic story Richard Wigg tells so very well and it deserves to be widely read for its historical accuracy as well as for its contemporary relevance.”  —Tribune

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Meet the Author

Richard Wigg was foreign correspondent for the London Times newspaper for 28 years, most recently based in Madrid, Spain.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1. 1940: In the Hour of Need 2. 1941: A Balancing Country 3. 1942: Ambiguous Assurances 4. 1943 (January - October): Franco Toughs it Out 5. 1943 (November - December): The Wolfram War 6. 1944 (January - September): Churchill Intervenes - I 7. 1944 (October - December): Churchill Intervenes - II 8. 1945 (January - July): A Wringing of Hands Epilogue: Hoare versus Churchill over Spain

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