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Guernica and Franco's victory

Duration: 01:09

The British government did not want the Spanish Civil War to escalate into a Europe-wide conflict and so signed up to the non-intervention committee. The German Luftwaffe's bombing of Guernica acted as an example of the military strategy that would be used in World War II. The decision led to the resignation of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden.

Available since: Fri 23 Nov 2012

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Intermediate/Higher History The Road to War 1935-39

Two documentaries examining the build-up to the Second World War.

First broadcast: 17 Oct 2007

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