Civil War Looks Like a War of Independence in Catalonia
Monday 19th October 1936
The arrival of the Republican President Azauna in Barcelona as part of a tour of the different battlefronts highlighted the special character of the war in Catalonia.
The general mobilization of all males between 18 and 40 years of age began in the region. It was another sign that the Spanish Civil War had become rather a war of independence for Catalonia and it was also looking like total war. Food rationing had been introduced to cope with shortage of basic commodities.