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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 5

John Simpson looks at the right wing journalists reporting the Spanish Civil War, in particular Sefton Delmer of the Daily Express and Hubert Knickerbocker of the Hearst.

On 17th 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.

John Simpson examines the writings of the journalists who reported on the Spanish Civil War, men and women who, unlike today's correspondents, got involved in a dirty war.

In the third episode, John looks at the right wing journalists who followed the Rebel armies, in particular Sefton Delmer of the Daily Express and Hubert Knickerbocker of the Hearst press.

Producer: Neil Rosser
A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

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Wed 8 Aug 2012 13:45

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