In 1939, the Western World’s first (and considering there was a civil war going at the time, noticeably stable) Anarchist state – a part of Catalonia seized by Anarcho-Socialist Unions during the Spanish civil war – was crushed by General Franco. 2,131 more words
Tags » Twentieth Century
It’s all galleries this week- not a bad way to escape the heat!
• Thirty-five photographs of late actor Audrey Hepburn from the personal collection of her sons form the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. 397 more words
Review: The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, by Eugene Rogan
Basic, 2015. 485 pp. $32
Not everyone will be interested in how and why the Ottoman Empire entered the First World War, and what resulted, but maybe they should be. 720 more words