Transnational Francoism: The British and The Canadian Friends of National Spain

This short lecture explores the transnational nature of the British movement Friends of National Spain and contributes to the study of organized pro-Franco support in Great Britain and Canada during the late interwar and the early postwar periods. Specifically, it uses the case of the Canadian Friends of Spain branch to disclose the international significance of the British Friends of National Spain and its branches in England and Scotland.

Bàrbara Molas is a Ph.D. candidate in History at York University (Toronto) and Head of Doctoral Fellows at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). She studied World History (MA) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and at the Freie Universität Berlin. Bàrbara has contributed to the study of transnational Francoism, neo-Francoism, and the history of far-right ideas on European and Canadian cultural integration. At York University, she studies far-right understandings of Canadian multiculturalism (1930s-1970s). She has published in Active History, Globe and Mail, Rantt Media, Ab Origine Magazine, the Contemporary British History journal, and the Left History journal.