Barcelona, escenario simbólico del paso a la “neutralidad” franquista durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial
Volume 37 Issue 1
Author(s): Javier Tébar HurtadoRecommended Citation:
Tébar Hurtado, Javier (2012) “Barcelona, escenario simbólico del paso a la “neutralidad” franquista durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial,” Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Vol. 37 : Iss. 1 , Article 1.PDF DOI
The changes in the foreign policy of the dictatorship of General Franco during the Second World War constitute a topic of considerable importance to understand the evolution of the regime in its foundational years. This article analyses this issue by using the scenarios created by the exchange of Anglo-German prisoners in Barcelona during the autumn of 1943 and the spring 1944. The article contextualizes these events by connecting them to the discourses of the Spanish government appealing to “peace” and “neutrality”, both basic concepts of the ideological re-configuration of Francoist policy.