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The road to war
The Colliers' Crusade: How the red road began, first broadcast 16 May, 1980
The Spanish Civil War which raged between July 1936 and April 1939 drew young men and women from all over Europe and the USA to fight in Spain. Many Welshmen fought on the Republican Government's side in their battle against General Franco's Nationalists.