Presentation: “Aguilar, Barruelo and Reinosa during the Civil War”

Tomorrow, May the 4th, Felipe Ruiz Alonso will be presenting his book “Aguilar, Barruelo and Reinosa during the Civil War: offensive of the northern battle front Palencia-Santander”. The presentation will take place in the assembly room of La Compasión, in Aguilar de Campoo, at 12:00.

Felipe RuizAs it can be deduced by its title, this work deals with the events that took place in the villages of Aguilar de Campoo, Barruelo de Santullán, Reinosa and their surroundings during the Spanish Civil War. During the War, Monte Bernorio must have been a key strategic position, given its location between the provinces of Palencia, Santander and Burgos, as well as the control of communication routes and the surrounding villages that could be easily established. Those were the reasons why it became, once again, an important battlefield, as it had been during the Cantabrian Wars. This time in the confrontation between Nationals and Republicans.

The relevance of Monte Bernorio is highlighted in the book, in which Felipe Ruiz dedicates to this place an important part of one of its chapters, which also contains some photographs lent by “Monte Bernorio in its Environment” Project. One of them can be seen in the cover, and depicts the famous “Parapet of Death”, a bunker that is still preserved on the summit of Monte Bernorio.

We encourage you to assist to the presentation: Saturday May 4th, 12:00 AM. Assembly room, La Compasión (C/ Modesto Lafuente, s/n), Aguilar de Campoo.

Presentación Guerra Civil