Friday, 23 December 2016

Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 23rd December 1936

The first Italian "volunteers" arrived in Cadiz to aid the Nationalists.

The Council of Aragon, which was dominated by the CNT (Confederacion Nacional de Trabajo [the Anarcho-Syndicalist Trades Union]), was recognised by the Republican government.


  1. Bob,

    Best wishes to you and the Missus this holiday season--and good luck to each and every one of us if what has been happening in the US, the UK, much of Europe, and throughout the Middle East is any indication of what we can look forward to in 2017!

    1. Chris,

      Thanks for your Christmas and New Year greetings. I wish the same to you and your family.

      We live in what the Chinese call 'interesting times', and it is almost impossible to predict what might happen over the next year or so. All we can do is to hope that things will improve, but prepare for them to get worse before they do.

      All the best,



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