Scotland for Franco: Charles Saroléa v. The Red Duchess

Bowd, Gavin
November 2011
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2011, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p195
Academic Journal
The article discusses the campaign of former Edinburgh University professor Charles Saroléa's campaign against the Katharine Stewart-Murray, duchess of Atholl, during the Spanish Civil War. Saroléa's activism in support of governments such as Benito Mussolini in Italy and his published works on behalf of socialism are explored. The article examines Saroléa's role in the network of Scottish sympathizers of Spanish general Francisco Franco during the conflict. It also explores how Scotland was divided along religious lines and attitudes toward the Spanish Civil War. The concept of appeasement as related to fascism is also explored.


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