Death in Malaga: An American Eyewitness Account of the Spanish Civil War


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970042200
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 313
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xii
Who Was Uncle Edward? xiv
An American Home in Andalusia xvii
The Spanish Background xix
Summary of the Spanish Civil War 1936 - 1939 xxii
Photos and Newspaper Articles Including xxvi
The early marriage years of the Nortons in Costa Rica, Bombay, India, and later Malaga, Spain
Concerning Edward Norton's resignation from the U.S. State Department
Chapter 1 The Warning: May - December 1931 1
Official Indifference to the Violence 4
The Republic on a Treadmill 5
Chapter 2 The Early Years of the Republic: 1932 - 1935 10
New Developments in 1933 13
Happenings in 1934 15
The Events of 1935 - The Joyride Continues and the Unrest Spreads 17
Chapter 3 The Beginning of the End: January - July 1936 19
A New President for Spain 20
Civil War in Spain: The Uncensored Letters 25
Malaga in Flames: July 1936 27
The First Nationalist Planes 33
Red Flags in Malaga 35
Why Malaga Exploded: A Reconstruction of Events 40
Chapter 4 The U.S.S. Quincy: Late July - Early August 1936 48
The Departure 49
Motril 50
Alicante and Valencia: Red Strongholds 52
Palma de Mallorica: A Nationalist Port 55
Our Return to Valencia 58
Marseilles and Back to Malaga 62
Chapter 5 The Last Ditchers: August 1936 73
A Warning from the Secretary of State 73
Our Perilous Situation 76
The Terror: The First Bombings 77
Attack on the Jail 82
Contributions "Requested" 84
Rule of the Various Committees 85
Chapter 6 Bombs, Guns, and Smoke: September 1936 89
Under Bombing Attacks 89
Civil Unrest 92
Arrival of a Select Committee 98
Judgment of Some British "Intellectuals" 100
The Fifth Column 104
The Ditch Crumbles: September 1936 105
The U.S. Consul Visits the Governor's Office 108
Closure of the U.S. Consulate 111
Chapter 7 New Bombings and Executions: September/October 1936 117
After the Bomb Attack: Another Massacre 124
My Efforts to Save a Notary 125
Los Pinos as a Place of Refuge 128
Suspense: October 6, 1936 130
The Mayor in a State of Panic 134
Chapter 8 Dust and Ashes: October 1936 138
Reflections of Three Spanish Gentlemen on the War 138
Growth of Popular Discontent 142
A Government Defeat at Estepona 145
Bombs Too Close for Comfort 146
The Bad News Continues 149
A Battle Before Our Eyes 151
Fermin is Arrested 152
Propaganda in the Government Press 155
Chapter 9 The Desolation of Malaga 157
The U.S. Consulate is Invaded 160
Military Order No. 8 163
Day-to-Day Observations 165
I Deal With an Unfriendly Committee Representative 167
Twenty-Eight Unneeded Workers are Forced Upon Us 170
Departure of Dona Rosa 173
An Interrupted Tram Ride 175
Chapter 10 Events in November and December 177
Reactions of our Workers 177
Radio Reports From Many Stations 183
More Controls: Export and Import Business Leases 184
Civilians Attempt to Flee to Safety 187
How I Saved a Dog's Life 189
Daily Life Drags On 190
News From Madrid 192
Motor Vehicles Now in Short Supply 193
What Went on in the Cathedral 194
News from London 195
Labor Troubles 197
Christmas and the New Year 199
Chapter 11 Air Fleets over Malaga: January 1937 201
Continuation of the Killings 203
New Wedding Ceremonies for Red Couples 204
Our Visit to a Heavily Bombed City 205
Destruction at the U.S. Consulate and Bank of Spain 206
Loss of our Cargo From Almeria 208
Bombardment From the Sea 209
Bombings and More Bombings 214
Fighting Draws Near to Malaga 218
Chapter 12 Resistance Caves In 221
Nationalist Advances Cause a Panic 221
A Call to Arms 222
The Closing of the British Consulate 224
Sufferings of a Spanish Surgeon 225
Our Efforts to Spare the Bevan Home 226
A New Political Circular 227
Difficulty of Living in a Doomed City 230
An Appeal to the American Red Cross 231
Discussion with Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell 233
Rantings of a Militiaman 237
Another Visit from Sir Peter 238
Six Months of the War 240
Chapter 13 Franco's Forces Take Malaga 242
The Battle Begins 242
Our House as a Place of Refuge 244
Our First Glimpse of Franco's Forces 245
Panic Among the People 247
The Civil Guards in our Home 248
Arrival of Captain Luis Bolin 250
Settling Down 253
Our Neighbors Recover Their Property 254
Detention of Sir Peter 256
Foreign War Correspondents 259
U.S. Consular Officers Return 261
Consequences of the Red Occupation of Malaga 263
U.S. Consulate to Reopen 265
The Red Terror Era 265
The War Continues 266
Red Bombing of the City 267
Shelling of the City by the Reds 268
England and the Spanish Civil War 271
Good News! 272
Chapter 14 The End of the Spanish Civil War and the Start of World War II 274
The Fall of Madrid 275
The Germans Move Eastward 276
A Business and Pleasure Trip to England 278
The Return to Malaga 281
German Aggression and the Outbreak of World War II 283
Nearly Home 285
Editor's Epilogue 287
The Meeting Between Hitler and Franco 288
The Postwar Period 288
Appendix 293
Photos of Destruction in Malaga and Obituaries
News Clippings of Events During the Spanish Civil War
Family Photos: 1950 - 1963
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