Archive of the week: Archivo Rojo

June 5, 2011

Image from the evacuation of Madrid. Archivo Rojo.

The amount of archival materials related to the Spanish Civil War that are being made available online keeps growing. The Archivo Rojo, managed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, provides a stunning number of photographs (more than 3,000)  gathered by the Junta Delegada de Defensa de Madrid to denounce the atrocities committed by the Nationalists, particularly the bombing of civilian targets. The images can be browsed by category. Click here to see thumbnails of the whole catalog.  Incidentally, archive is named after General Vicente Rojo (and is therefore no reference to the political color of the Republican camp).