On the 17th of July 1936 an uprising began in Spanish Morocco that was to lead to nearly three years of civil war and the deaths of tens of thousands of Spaniards. It was a struggle fundamentally of Right versus Left, and Spain was to become a rehearsal for the World War to come.
In these five programmes, John Simpson tell the stories of the correspondents who risked their lives to report on the Spanish war.
The final episode returns to Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway. John also explores some of the recordings in the Imperial War Museum and assesses the importance of another female journalist, Virginia Cowles, and Republican censor Constancia de la Mora.
Producer: Neil Rosser
A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.