Legion Condor 1936–39

The Luftwaffe develops Blitzkrieg in the Spanish Civil War

Ranked #55 in Spanish Civil War

An expert account of Nazi Germany's air war during the Spanish Civil War, where air power turned the tide for Franco and taught the Luftwaffe how to wage Blitzkrieg.

The bombing of Guernica has become a symbol of Nazi involvement in the Spanish Civil War, but the extent of the German commitment is often underestimated. The Luftwaffe sent 20,000 officers and men to Spain from 1936 to 1939, and the Condor Legion carried out many missions in support of the Spanish Nationalist forces and played a lead role in many key campaigns of the war. Aircraft that would...

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