Seventy years ago on April 1, 1939, after three years of bloody fighting, the Spanish Civil War ended. Five months to the day, on September 1, 1939, World War II began when the German Nazi troops invaded Poland after gaining experience supporting Franco's rebels in their fight against the forces loyal to the Spanish government.
Learn more about this conflict and the way that it served as a prelude to world war on Tuesday, April 28, when Robert M. Carlson will present a lecture entitled "Spanish Civil War: Dress Rehearsal for World War II." Bob, who has been interested in that war since childhood, delves into the history of the Spanish Civil War and the after effects of thirty-five years of oppressive rule by dictator Francisco Franco.
This free program will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the library auditorium, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for an interesting and thought-provoking look at this turbulent period in 20th century history.