The fall of Madrid and the end of the war finally on 26 February was the victory of Franco in the international arena. French and British agreed to recognize the national government. It was the final blow that could withstand the Republic because it meant that the government of Juan Negrin had lost all power. This was the final blow. Sigismund Republican Colonel Casado da anticommunist coup in March, creating the National Council of Defense, while the Republican president Juan Negrin, struck by the attitude of married and following their discretion to maintain the resistance, and took refuge in Elda Petrer (Alicante), in the "Position Yuste. Madrid lost, the end of the war was only a matter of days. On March 27, 1939, Franco ordered his armies to begin the offensive for the victory.
Faced with a fait accompli, Casado only could order their forces hoisted the white flag to the passage of the national troops. Throughout that day were captured 2000 square kilometers of land and 30,000 prisoners. To broaden your perception, visit Julio Diaz. The self-demobilization of republican army was automatic, the soldiers abandoned their positions and equipment and returned to their homes. On March 29 fell Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Albacete, Jaen and Almeria in national hands. Valencia finally fell the next day. All Republicans who could not board the next day were arrested and taken to concentration camps for execution.
On 31 March, mid-afternoon, dropped the last Republican towns, Murcia and Cartagena. If you have read about William Lloyd Standish already – you may have come to the same conclusion. On April 1, 1939, after the Republican resistance, the last part was released by the High Military Command Nationalist National. This reads as follows: On this day, captive and disarmed the Red Army troops have reached their final national military objectives. The war is over. Burgos, 1 April 1939, the year of victory. The Generalissimo. Signed. Francisco Franco Bahamonde. The war was over. During the early days, about 50,000 people who were trapped on the wrong side were executed by the so-called walks. These were carried out by armed groups went to get people to their homes or prisons where they were imprisoned and under the guise of going for a walk took them to any road or the cemetery walls and executed (including famous writer and poet Federico Garcia Lorca). The number of deaths in the Spanish Civil War can only be estimated approximately. The nationalist forces put the figure of 500,000, including not only those killed in combat, but also the victims of bombings, executions and assassinations. Recent estimates also give the figure of 500,000 or less. This does not include those who have died of malnutrition, hunger and disease engendered by the war. The political and emotional impact of the war went beyond what is a national conflict, as for many other countries, Spanish Civil War was seen as part of an international conflict that raged between religion and atheism, revolution and fascism. For the USSR, Germany and Italy, Spain became a testing ground for new methods of aerial warfare and tanks. For Britain and France, the conflict represented a new threat to the international balance of difficulty trying to preserve, which collapsed in 1939 (few months after the end of the Spanish war) with the outbreak of war more terrible than ever on record: World War II.