Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Spanish Civil War: Day-by-Day: 31st May 1937

The Republicans began an offensive to capture Segovia. Three Republican Divisions, under the command of General Domingo Moriones, broke through the Nationalist front-line at San Ildefonso and captured La Granja. Nationalist troops, led by General Jose Varela, were detached from the Madrid front and used to mount a counter-attack that stopped any further Republican advance.

The Segovia Offensive forms the background to the event in Ernest Hemingway's novel FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS.

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