Events In History


The Spanish Civil War

  • The Spanish Civil War

    While New Zealand had no official involvement in the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s, a small number of New Zealanders fought in Spain (six were killed there), or served as doctors and nurses. Many others supported the Republican war effort through fundraising efforts back home.

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  • Page 2 - Background The Spanish Civil War was primarily a fight between the nationalist Fascists and the democratic Republicans. 


  • Cox, Geoffrey Sanford

    Just how did a boy born in Palmerston North come to witness at first hand the impact of Stalinism, the rise of Hitler and the Spanish Civil War?

  • Main image: Griff Maclaurin c1936

    Griff Maclaurin, one of the first international volunteers to be killed in the Spanish Civil War.