Spanish Summer School focuses on First World War

Coinciding with the Spanish state visit to Britain but commemorating the increased Spanish role in the First World War by its undertaking of the global supervision of arrangements for prisoners of war in 1917, Professor Ian Beckett (Centre for the Study of War, Propaganda and Society, University of Kent) is teaching by invitation a course on the war at the summer school of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo at Santander.

The course is being delivered at the Magdalena Palace, the former summer residence of the Spanish monarchy, and is one of only a handful this year being taught to Spanish students entirely in the English language.

The German U-boat U-35 running into the Spanish port of Cartagena, April 1917 (C)IWM Q46498