The Spanish Civil War (1936-39)
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Arms for Spain Gerald Howson A reference work on the international arms trade. My grandfather's Andra is also mentioned.
Verloren dagen Rob van Olm A novel with many historical references.
The Spanish Civil War Hugh Thomas The “Bible” of the Spanish Civil War.
Spaanse Brieven Hendrik de Vries Hendrik spent from 1924 to 1936 in Spain. Lots of information about the time before the war.
The Day Guernica Was Bombed William L. Smallwood William was one of the first to visit Guernica after the bombing on April 26, 1937. A book full of testimonies.
Repubilca Guerra Civil y Posguerra en Santander Fernando Obregon Goyarrola About the Spanish city of Santander during the Spanish Civil War.
Guernica Gijs van Hensbergen Biography of the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.
Spaanse Brieven Hendrik de Vries Hendrik spent from 1924 to 1936 in Spain. Lots of information about the time before the war.
Gernika Xabier Irujo A book about the bombing of Guernica. Lots of background information.
Dialogue With Death Arthur Koestler An autobiographical work by the journalist Koestler. During the war and his stay in Spain, his life was often uncertain.
Air War over Spain Jesus Salas Larrazabal A standard work on, among other things, the aircraft that were used during the Spanish Civil War.
The Spanish Civil War Paul Preston A reference work by the expert on Spain and the Spanish Civil War.
Het Telegram Rien Dijkstra How a telegram played a role in the arrest of resistance fighters during World War II.
Gernika A photo book about the ruins of Gernika after the bombing on April 26, 1937.
Una Ciudad Bajo Las Bombas José Manuel Puente Fernández About the Spanish city of Santander during the Spanish Civil War.
Het beleg van het Alcázar Cecil D. Eby The true story of the siege of the Alcázar told in novel form.
De Spaansche Burgeroorlog Dr. J. Brouwer An analysis of the events in Spain, written in 1936, three months after the outbreak of the war.
Geschiedenis van de Centrale Bond (1918- 1955) History of the union of which my grandfather Cors Louwerens was a member at the time.
Franco Paul Preston The Biography of Dictator Franco by Preston, an expert on Spain and the Spanish Civil War.
Op Tegengestelde Koersen Dick Brongers The book describes Dutch coastal shipping during the Second World War.
De Ramp Photos and witness statements during the flood disaster of 1953 in the south of The Netherlands.
Hij Was in Dachau Trudy Koens The Diaries of Jeanne Tundermans. She was the wife of Reverend Wim Tundermans who fell victim to the terror of the German occupier.
Beeld der Wereld Dr.J.W.F. Molengraaf A book on world history from 1948.
Spanje Achter de Schermen Steven Adolf Steven made a tour through Spain. He depicted the various (religious) festivals and their origins.
The Great Illusion Sir Norman Angell A reprint of a book from 1912. The book is about the (economic) nonsense of waging war. Written 2 years before the outbreak of the First World War. Apparently not read at the time.
Uit de Spaanse Hel Ontvlucht Rik Vuurmans About Cor Dekker from Den Helder who is going to fight in Spain as a volunteer. He has been told that he will be a driver there. Not so, but still a true story.
FDR and the Spanish Civil War Dominic Tierney On America's involvement (and lack thereof) in the Spanish Civil War.
El Galerna Fermin Machimbarrena A book about the Galerna, the ship that intercepted my grandfather's Andra. With historical photos about that event.
Whiskey, Wapens en Weelde Herman Langeveld en Bram Bouwens The biography of Daniel Wolf, the man who organized my grandfather's trip. For the story of the Andra I was allowed to cooperate.
Communistisch Verzet in Drenthe Wim Ensing A book by fellow historian Wim Ensing that also contains the story of Fedde Alberts.