Journal article

War Veterans and Fascism during the Franco Dictatorship in Spain (1936-1959)

Angel Alcalde

EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

This article argues that analysis and contextualization of the history of the Francoist veterans of the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) leads to an understanding of Franco’s dictatorship as a fascist regime typical of the late 1930s and early 1940s. It reveals the congruence of the regime with the phenomenon of neo-fascism during the Cold War era. Drawing on a large range of archival and published sources, this article examines the history of the main Francoist veterans’ organization, the Delegación Nacional de Excombatientes (DNE) of the Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las JONS (FET-JONS), between 1939 and 1959. The evolution of the Francoist veterans’ organizational structures and politi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the 'Salvador de Madariaga' Programme, Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte (Government of Spain).