The war is going badly for the Republic. As Franco consolidates power in the Nationalist zone, the divisions between the revolutionaries and the communists and right-socialists continue to deepen. Franco and his fascist allies seize control of the north and turn the tide in their favor. Desperate for a quick victory, the Republican popular army launches an attack on the mountain town of Teruel at the start of a record freezing winter. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler expands Germany's borders while the bourgeois democracies do nothing.
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