The Siege of Madrid was a two and a half year siege of the Spanish capital city of Madrid, during the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939. The city, besieged from October 1936, eventually fell to the Francoist armies on 28 March 1939. Madrid was held by various forces loyal to the Spanish Republic …
Nationalist soldiers raiding a suburb, March 1937
Republican soldiers on patrol in October or November 1936
They shall not pass! Republican banner in Madrid during its siege, 1936–1939
Nationalist aircraft bomb Madrid in late November 1936. Fiat CR 32s – flown by Italian pilots – provide fighter cover.