Cuban Participation

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More than one thousand of Cubans participated in the Spanish Civil war with the revolutionary struggle as motivation. These volunteers overcame the contradictions in the relationship between the two countries after the independence of the island and were reconciled with the Spanish people. The French researcher Denise Urcelay-Maragnes collects all the keys in the book red legend. Cubans in the Spanish civil war. The Civil War attracted to Spain more than one thousand Cuban volunteers which exceeded the contradictions in the relationship between the two countries after the independence of the island and were reconciled with the Spanish people, which saw the ideal of the revolutionary struggle to a rude soldier caste. This is one of the thesis that the French researcher Denise Urcelay-Maragnes collected in his book red legend. Cubans in the Spanish civil war, which has just been published in English by the Wolf Sapiens publishing and some of whose key have been treated by the author. Replacement Urcelay-Maragnes combat explains that these Volunteers landed in Spain to fight what she called a replacement match, because in the same year of 1936 the Cuban insurgency (composed of nationalists and Communists) had just postpone an uprising against the authorities of the island.

In his opinion, the Cuban relations with the Spanish were very complicated since the beginning of the process of independence and increased with strong emigration to the island in the early decades of the 20th century, which gave rise to some reluctance among nationalists. Change of feelings toward Spain to the question of why the anti-Spanish misgivings were not an obstacle to fight in the war, Urcelay-Maragnes exposes the coup of July 18, 1936 caused a change in feelings towards Spain. One of the reasons was opposition to fascism; the other, the desire to recover the own identity, seen how diluted since the entry of the United States in the Affairs of the island. He said then that even the stones would end up speaking English. At this point, it stands out that Cubans evoked the mythic vision of the Spanish revolutionary people who rose up in arms against Napoleon and was able to halt the advance of the French Empire at the beginning of the 19th century. Between his proclamations dndian that the real Spain is the revolutionary Spain and where not enslaved to America, continuing Urcelay-Maragnes, who assumes this phrase as a particular reinterpretation of the idea of the two Spains. In total were 1,067 Cuban volunteers that has news on the Spanish civil war. 111 were killed in it.

Own revolution after the fall of the second Spanish Republic, most of them returned to Cuba after passing through French and Spanish camps. Urcelay-Maragnes says that on his return they were not exproprations by Fulgencio Batista, who had given a democratic shift its policy and that even streamlined with Franco procedures to repatriate some of their compatriots. Some of them engrosarian, after the 1952 coup, opposition to the Batista regime, culminating with an own revolution several years later, on January 1, 1959. * You can buy your books on PopularLibros source of the news: Red legend reveals the keys to Cuban participation in the Spanish Civil War

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