Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr

I had no idea that Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr would be such an interesting book. It shows a different perspective of war through imagines. The imagines are from both sides of the war and show the horrors of fighting, but also political propaganda, imagines of the political leaders and ordinary Spaniards affected by the war.

Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr

I think this is a great book for anybody, even without a specific interest in the Spanish civil war. I say this because there are wars still going on and it is chilling to see how much the pictures from the Spanish civil war, in the late 30s, resemble similar modern day wars, currently raging in the eastern world, like Syria. I highly recommend this book.

Images of the Spanish Civil War by Raymond Carr

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes!
Published by: George Allen & Unwin
Year it was published: 1986
Format: Hardcover
Genre(s): History – European – Spanish Civil War
Pages: 192

About the author: Sir Raymond Albert Maillard Carr FBA FRHS FRSL, known as Raymond Carr. He was educated at Brockenhurst School before studying at Christ Church, Oxford. He was an English historian specializing in the history of Spain, Latin America, and Sweden who was Warden of St Antony’s College, Oxford, from 1968 to 1987.
His recreation was fox hunting, about which he has written two books, English Fox Hunting: A History (1976), a comprehensive history of fox-hunting from medieval times, and, with his wife Sara Carr, Fox-Hunting (1982).
Carr died on 19 April 2015 at the age of 96.
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  • Sometimes visuals can leave a far more lasting impression than words. I’m not sure if the Holocaust is still mentioned in secondary school history classes in the US anymore, but I know I’ll never forget the large photographs that were passed around our classroom. They were horrific, but important to see.
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