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  • Spain
    Monday Feb 27, 1939

    Francisco Franco

    United kingdom and France officially recognized the Franco regime

    Spain
    Monday Feb 27, 1939

    By early 1939 only Madrid and a few other areas remained under control of the government forces. On 27 February Chamberlain's Britain and Daladier's France officially recognized the Franco regime.




  • Spain
    Sunday Mar 5, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Peace deal

    Spain
    Sunday Mar 5, 1939

    Only Madrid and a few other strongholds remained for the Republican forces. On 5 March 1939 the Republican army, led by the Colonel Segismundo Casado and the politician Julián Besteiro, rose against the prime minister Juan Negrín and formed the National Defence Council (Consejo Nacional de Defensa or CND) to negotiate a peace deal.




  • Spain
    Sunday Mar 26, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Nationalists started a general offensive

    Spain
    Sunday Mar 26, 1939

    On 26 March, the Nationalists started a general offensive.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1939

    Francisco Franco

    Madrid fell to the Nationalists

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1939

    On 28 March 1939, with the help of pro-Franco forces inside the city (the "fifth column" General Mola had mentioned in propaganda broadcasts in 1936), Madrid fell to the Nationalists.




  • Spain
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Nationalists occupied all Spanish territory

    Spain
    Friday Mar 31, 1939

    On 28 March the Nationalists occupied Madrid and, by 31 March, they controlled all Spanish territory.




  • Spain
    Saturday Apr 1, 1939

    Francisco Franco

    Victory was proclaimed

    Spain
    Saturday Apr 1, 1939

    Victory was proclaimed on 1 April 1939, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered. On the same day, Franco placed his sword upon the altar of a church and in a vow, promised that he would never again take up his sword unless Spain itself was threatened with invasion.




  • Spain
    Saturday Apr 1, 1939
    21 PM

    World War II

    Spanish Civil War ended

    Spain
    Saturday Apr 1, 1939
    21 PM

    The Nationalists won the Spanish Civil War in April 1939.


  • Spain
    Saturday Apr 1, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Franco proclaimed victory in a radio speech

    Spain
    Saturday Apr 1, 1939

    Franco proclaimed victory in a radio speech aired on 1 April, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered.


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