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2012-03-24 03:47:21

A study by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) into the development of speech about the Civil War on Television Española (Spain's national state owned public television broadcaster) states that from the 70's, public television stopped portraying republicans as national enemies and acknowledged their bravery as combatants. "In the final years of the dictatorship, in Television Española (TVE) documentaries and news programs, they began to recognize the...

2011-06-08 21:56:20

They say that history is written by the victors. But the combatants, fundamental to the outcome of war, rarely appear in this history "“ whether victors or vanquished. University of the Basque Country anthropologists Pío P©rez and Ignazio Aiestaran have rebelled against this injustice, "uncovering" the memory of those who fought in the trenches in the 1936 war in Spain. They studied ten autobiographical accounts to produce Oroimen iheskorrak: gerra zibileko...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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