“A civil war is not a war but a sickness.” – Antoine de Saint-Expuery

It is difficult to pinpoint when we first fell in love with the history and lore about the Spanish Civil War but, we haven’t looked back since.  We were first grabbed by the romanticized version of the conflict during our university studies.  A reading of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway will immediately peak a history enthusiast’s curiosity to delve deeper into the complex issues that spurned the conflict. The Spanish Civil War, a mere three year blip on Spain’s vast history, has forever left an indelible mark on the economic and social policy, as well as the religious and political climate in the country.