The May days: Barcelona 1937

CNT barricade on the Ramblas, May 1937

Interesting collection of writings on the May days in Barcelona: the combination of the "civil war within the civil war" as workers fought back against a counter-revolutionary Communist Party takeover.

Most academics treat the May Days in Barcelona 1937 as ‘a minor incident in the Spanish Civil War’ in spite of the fact that in the armed struggle that took place, casualties – 500 killed and 1000 wounded – were actually greater that in the first week of the military uprising in Barcelona on July 19 1936.

With contributions by Augustin Souchy, Jose Peirats, Burnett Bolloten and Emma Goldman.

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