Churchill and Spain: The Survival of the Franco Regime, 1940–1945, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Churchill and Spain

The Survival of the Franco Regime, 1940–1945, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard Wigg


224 pages

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This thoroughly researched, highly perceptive and utterly gripping study deals with an important aspect of Spanish and British history - Churchill's policy of appeasement toward the Franco regime in Spain.

Wigg demonstrates that the tolerance shown toward Spain's wartime trading permitted the rebuilding of Spanish gold reserves which helped Franco survive his (and Spain's) international ostracism between 1945 and 1950.

This important book will interest scholars with an interest in contemporary European political history as well as those with a general interest in Spanish history.


'A fascinating study of Churchill and of the dire impact of personal relationships on high politics.'Romeike

Table of Contents

Prologue 1. 1940: In the Hour of Need 2. 1941: A Balancing Country 3. 1942: Ambiguous Assurances 4. 1943 (January - October): Franco Toughs it Out 5. 1943 (November - December): The Wolfram War 6. 1944 (January - September): Churchill Intervenes - I 7. 1944 (October - December): Churchill Intervenes - II 8. 1945 (January - July): A Wringing of Hands Epilogue: Hoare versus Churchill over Spain

About the Editor

Richard Wigg was foreign correspondent for the London Times newspaper for 28 years, most recently based in Madrid, Spain.

About the Series

Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal