Four Weeks One Summer

When It All Went Wrong

Nicholas Whitlam

In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong - for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more. ‘This is a book of kaleidoscopic combinations. I urge you to read it', Mark Colvin, ABC Radio National.
Publication date:
June 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984651

Dimensions : 234 X 156 mm
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£25.00

Overview
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• 1936, tipping point in pre-WWII European history

In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong - for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more.

 

When some army generals sought to overthrow Spain's elected government, Francisco Franco quickly emerged as their leader; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy supported him with men and materiel; pusillanimous politicians in Britain and the United States, even in France, turned a blind-eye - and the Spanish Civil War was on. Edward VIII took a scandalous holiday cruise with Mrs Simpson, Berlin staged the greatest sporting event of modern times, the alternative Peoples' Olympiad never came to be, and Barcelona was transformed into a unique workers' paradise. All this in four weeks. It was an incongruous, at times brilliant, juxtaposition of events.