Spanish Civil War:
  • background to the outbreak of the Civil War;
  • causes and consequences;
  • foreign involvement;
  • reasons for Nationalist victory

http://www.historyhome.co.uk/europe/spaincw.htm#franco: a very good overview of the whole war

Spartacus has a huge amount of detail: Contents page

'Nazi Germany and the Spanish Civil War' but about the war generally as well.


A pretty good site, includes who was on each side, and a detailed chronology:
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~warden/scw/scwindex.htm

Videos


'The Spanish Civil War: the last great cause' Part 1 Part 2 (2 x 10min clips)

'The Spanish Civil War' - 6 part series:
Episodes included: 1. Prelude to Tragedy, 2. Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Terror, 3. Idealists, 4. Franco and the Nationalists, 5. Inside the Revolution, and 6. Victory and Defeat.

Background to the outbreak

Spartacus background / causes of war: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWspain.htm

Primo De Rivera, 1923-1930: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/primo_de_rivera.htm
General Francisco Franco 1936-1975: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/general_francisco_franco.htm

Causes and consequences

Causes: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/causes_spanish_civil_war.htm
Course of war: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/spanish_civil_war1.htm
Spartacus background / causes of war: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWspain.htm
Impact of the war on European peace: http://www.janus.umd.edu/Feb2002/spanish%20civ%20war%20tom/15.html


Foreign involvement

Bombing of Guernica by Germans: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/guernica.htm
Germany: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPgermany.htm
Britain: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPbritain.htm
USA: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPusa.htm
Portugal: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPportugal.htm
Italy: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPitaly.htm

Reasons for Nationalist victory


The usual places: have a look in spartacus, historylearningsite, etc

A pretty good prezi if you'll excuse some typos:
http://prezi.com/ljkzyrgnt3n3/why-did-the-nationalists-win-the-spanish-civil-war/