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July 18, 2013 8:51 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day in 1936, the Spanish Civil War began as troops under the overall leadership of Francisco Franco rose against the Republic.

Here’s John McCutcheon with “Abraham Lincoln Brigade” about the famous American volunteers for the Republic.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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