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Italian troops take part in a Nationalist victory parade in Madrid on May 19, 1939. Military aide from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini helped Gen. Francisco Franco win the Spanish Civil War. Len Putnam/Associated Press hide caption

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In Many Ways, Author Says, Spanish Civil War Was 'The First Battle Of WWII'

According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is Spain in Our Hearts.

Italian troops take part in a Nationalist victory parade in Madrid on May 19, 1939. Military aide from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini helped Gen. Francisco Franco win the Spanish Civil War. Len Putnam/Associated Press hide caption

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In Many Ways, Author Says, Spanish Civil War Was 'The First Battle Of WWII'

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