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The British Spanish Society


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February 2018

Madrid-London, 1940s: Two stories of culture, diplomacy and espionage.

February 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand,
15-19 Devereux Court
London, WC2R 3JJ United Kingdom
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Madrid-London, 1940s. The Spanish capital faces a tough post-war era. The British capital resists Nazi bombings. Each of the two cities seems to be waging its own battle, but they both need one another. That is why they would go on to become centre stage to some of the most fascinating cultural diplomacy initiatives of 20th-century Europe. On one hand, the British Council would make efforts in Madrid to offset the Germanophile sympathies of the first Francoism. On the other hand, the…

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