2013 0-7734-4529-3 The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was pivotal in the history of twentieth-century Europe. However, in many regards it is still marginal in mainstream European historiography. In particular, numerous social and humanitarian dimensions of the war remain unstudied. During the war there were significant advances in medical care and in what we would today call "humanitarian intervention". This is one of the first books to study the war from the perspective of its humanitarian intervention. It is unique in its coverage of a very broad range of independent charitable agencies active in both the Republican and Francoist zones.