The Spanish Civil War was on my mind when selecting this Friday’s segment because Joshua introduced me to Casablanca on my birthday last week (which happened to be the 73rd anniversary of the film’s release). Our hero, Rick Blaine, fought in it on the Loyalist (anti-fascist) side, you may recall. Is that one of the only popular outlets in which you’ve heard the Spanish Civil War referenced too? Learn more about this obscure conflict’s important place in history from Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Rhodes on History in Five Friday:

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