Meeting: No Other Way: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Speaker: Liz Woolley
Wednesday 11th November 2020; 7:30 pm
Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote, RG8 0QY
Due to COVID-19 this Meeting has now been re-scheduled as a BMMHS Virtual Talk
The original Meeting scheduled for 11th November in Woodcote Village Hall has been cancelled due to COVID-19. This Meeting however will now take place as a BMMHS Virtual Talk. Instructions for this Zoom Talk will be emailed on the day of the talk.
No Other Way: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
In July 1936 right-wing army officers staged a coup against the democratically-elected government of Spain, prompting a three-year civil war. More than half a million died, the majority of them civilians, and the conflict became a tragic precursor to World War II. This talk tells the story of how the people of Oxfordshire responded to the Spanish Civil War. More than thirty went to Spain to fight or as doctors and nurses, whilst thousands more joined in fundraising and awareness-raising campaigns at home. Still others welcomed and housed hundreds of Basque refugees who had fled to Britain to escape the fighting. These events accompanied profound political changes, in Oxford in particular, and the uniting of ‘town’ and ‘gown’ in a popular front never seen before (and perhaps since) in the city.
Biographical notes – Liz Woolley
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