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Historia de los maquis: entre dos fuegos

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What really occurred in Spain's Forgotten War? Years of research were necessary to dig out long-concealed information about that desperate anti-Franco guerrilla conflict. Though the events recounted in this book occurred more than half a century ago, they have never been more relevant than today as Spain struggles to come to terms with its recent history."
336 pages
Published April 30th 2008 by Almuzara
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Jul 02, 2011 Veronica rated it liked it
Today, Frigiliana is a pretty white village with beautiful views over the Mediterranean, not far from the popular resort of Nerja. The hills above it are dotted with immaculately restored cortijos, each with its brilliant blue swimming pool and carefully tended lawns, a Mercedes or BMW in each car port. I'm sure the vast majority of visitors have no idea what this place was like 60 years ago: desperately poor, and riven with violence and hatred.

David Baird, a former journalist, has lived here fo
Brett Hetherington
This book is exactly the kind of thing you would hope to find when you are aimlessly looking through the shelves in that slowly dying place called a bookshop.

Focusing mainly on the area around his adopted home town of Frigiliana David Baird has used immaculate research to write in compelling detail about the "people of the sierra" - those who took to the mountains, some to escape, some because they had little choice and some because they had strong political opinions that could then only be expr
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Feb 02, 2015 Simon Fenwick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Baird's book 'Between Two Fires' tells the story of a little known guerilla war that occurred in the sierras of Southern Spain in the late 1940s.

Having made his home in the gorgeous 'white village' of Frigiliana some 35 years ago and immersed himself in the culture and life of the place, which is situated some 55km east of Malaga and 4km inland from the coastal town of Nerja, the author is ideally placed to bring this somewhat tragic story to a wider audience.

Although very readable, this b
Jenny Twist
Jun 23, 2011 Jenny Twist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well- Researched and Deeply Moving.

This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone who is interested in the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.
The first part is a well-constructed and beautifully-written history of guerrilla warfare in the white village of Frigiliana during the Franco regime.
The second part consists of the first-hand testimony of people who lived in the village of Frigiliana throughout the period.
It must have been incredibly difficult getting them to speak about what happened. It has
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David Baird, journalist and photographer, has worked on newspapers and magazines around the world. For the past 30 years he has made his home in southern Spain, reporting on the Iberian peninsula and North Africa for many publications.
Newspapers and magazines which have published his work include The Economist, Boston Globe, Sacramento Bee, International Herald Tribune, Daily Telegraph, The Scotsm
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