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Guernica Cultural Evening – May 2017 Guernica 80 years on

The Bedford Language Centre organised a Double Presentation and Social to mark the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica, on 26th April 1937.  This merciless destruction of the Basque town of Guernica by the Luftwaffe, at the behest of Franco, was also an attack on the  symbolic home of Spanish democracy, and inspired Pablo Picasso  to paint his famous anti-war masterpiece. The opening presentation by Frank Livesey gave a fascinating exploration of the historic background to the Spanish Civil […]

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