Bombing of Guernica.

Barricades and political fighting, with several hundreds of deaths, in


Dismissal of Largo Caballero; a new government under the socialist Juan Negrín.

Arrest of POUM leaders, accused of provoking the events of May in Barcelona; disappearance of its leader, Andreu Nin.

The Nationalists take Bilbao.

Collective letter by the Spanish bishops supporting the civil war as a religious crusade.

Battle of Brunete.

Battles of Belchite and Quinto.

The Nationalists take Santander.

The Nationalists seize Gijón.

The Negrín government transfers to


14 December

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