As a Spaniard, I knew that my grandparents grew up under a fascist regime. It never really sunk in because we never really talked about it. It was always in the back of my mind, but I never really faced the facts that my ancestors must have fought in the war. I had family members on both sides of the conflict, some fighting willingly, while others were drafted. The fact that my family must have fought in the war did not really sink in until my grandma (on my mom’s side) found her father’s uniform. Below are the pictures of the uniform.
The patches symbolize different battles that he fought in during the civil war and afterwards. I will conduct more research on the patches are their meaning, and update the blog once I conduct more research.
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