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"'Stanley Payne has written an excellent study of the relations between Franco and his regime and the Germans during the years of the civil and world wars. Much of what he writes has been known in outline for a long time. But Payne has brought together the result of the latest research on this thorny topic to our great benefit, in a fascinating book.' Lord Hugh Thomas"

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Stanley G. Payne is Hilldale-Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History Emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a world authority on the history of European fascism and is the author of many books on Spanish and modern European history, including The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism and The Collapse of the Spanish Republic, 1933–1936, both published by Yale University Press. He lives in Madison, WI.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (February 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300151225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300151220
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Payne gives us a concise and authoritative account of the relationship between Hitler and Franco before and during WW2. The relationship is characterized by Franco's constant attempt to milk everything he can from the Germans while Hitler vacillates in interest in Spain. Ironically, it was probably best for Hitler and Franco that Spain never entered the war (despite Franco's constant promises that it would). Even if Hitler would have gone through Spain to take Gibraltar, Spain's military and economy were in such abysmal shape that, in the long run, Spain would have been a liability rather than an asset. (A curious scenario: the Allies land in Spain in 1943 instead of North Africa).

FaH may be of limited interest for most WW2 enthusiasts but it is well done and presented in a concise style. Even though the subject matter is a bit dry, at least it moves along nicely. It's mostly "high politics" so you don't really get much of a feel for what was going on in Spain at the time; I would have liked to know more about the success (or lack thereof) of the massive pro-German propaganda campaigns. How did the majority of the Spanish people see the war? Did they share Franco's (proclaimed) desire to fight with the Axis? There is also a chapter or two about the Blue Division (Spanish volunteers on the Eastern Front) but, personally, I would have liked a more in-depth look at them.

Anyway, HaF is well done history.

Recommended.
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Among the many controversies which still exist about WW2,the relations between Hitler and Franco have not,so far, been analyzed in depth.The book authored by Stanley Payne has one purpose:to address this question.Indeed,many articles and book touched this topic but there has not been any synthesis in this respect.
Payne concludes that Hitler's attitude toward Spain was ambivalent.Despite the fact that the he had a high respect for Spanish valor,he was generaly ignorant of the country,pontificating that "in the Spanish people there is a mixture of Gothic,Frankish and Moorish blood", the native Celtic-Iberian population being presumably nonexistent.Isabella,the Catholic queen was,in his view,the greatest harlot in history and opined that had Islam conquered Spain forever,humanity would have gained only benefits from this fact.One must also remember that Hitler regarded the Spaniards as the only Latins "willing to fight".
The special relationship between Hitler and Franco and their countries developed as a result of the Spanish Civil War.Spanish public figures hoped that Germany would be the source which would help modernize and industrialize Spain.This relationship sagged somewhat between the end of the Civil War and the fall of France.Franco thought,after France's defeat,that Hitler had actually won the war,however he constantly refused to make any concessions to the Nazi dictator.The famous-and only-meeting between the two in Ocober,1940 produced a commitment by Spain to enter the war as Hitler's ally,but this never happened mainly because Frnco was always suspicious of Hitler.Another reason was that Churchill played an important role in making sure that Spain remain neutral.This he had achieved by successfully bribing officers in Spain through a notorious Mallorcan dealer,Juan March.
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What the average American knows about the Second World War as fought in Europe wouldn't fill a chapter in a Dr Seuss book. What most know is that we beat big, bad Hitler and his evil Nazis and made the world safe for??? Well, that's a good question as most could not tell you what the world was made safe for. We're told that it was for "democracy", but subsequent events have put the lie to that. Since WWII ended, the world has seen mass murder on a scale that makes Hitler's efforts in that regard seem pitifully half-hearted. That doesn't minimize what Hitler did of course, but the slogan "never again" has rung fairly hollow in the last 65 years.
The story of the relationship between Hitler and the putatively fascist Spanish leader, Francisco Franco, is one that is not well known but needs to be studied in order to help give people a more complete picture of events that shaped the war's outcome. In this rather slim volume, author Stanley G. Payne paints a picture of a Spain that is economically prostrate after its civil war and of a Franco, despite being sympathetic to the Nazi cause, who artfully manages to resist Nazi blandishments to join the Axis powers in carving up Europe and the African colonies of Britain and France.
I am not going to recount the story, but it is very interesting to see how Franco was able to maintain a delicate balance between domestic political considerations and the demands of a foreign policy that was officially non-belligerent, but tilted heavily toward the Axis. Franco, if anything, proved to be a canny survivor as he ever so gradually began a tilt toward the Allies as it became increasingly clear that Germany was going to lose the war. There are a lot of "what ifs" mulled in the book that are interesting and even sobering to consider.
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Apparently many good histories of the Civil War and WWII period have been written in Spain since the Franco archives were cracked open. If you don't have the time to hunt them down and translate them, this book provides an excellent summary of the current state of Spanish scholarship. I was looking for a book to answer my questions about why Franco never joined in WWII (the answers: they did to the extent that they sent more troops to fight for Germany than Hitler had sent to support Franco in the Civil War; and they didn't, in large part, because Franco was not a doctrinaire Fascist) and this book was a perfect concise explanation.

It also provides good reason to distrust some other recent titles rewriting history to make an anti-fascist hero out of Franco. He was mostly a pragmatist and a nationalist.
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