- Helen Graham (professor of Spanish history at Royal Holloway, University of London, author of books including The Spanish Republic at War and The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction)
- Paul Preston (professor of contemporary Spanish studies at the LSE, author of books including We Saw Spain Die and the forthcoming The Spanish Holocaust)
- Francisco Romero Salvado (senior lecturer in modern Spanish history and politics at the University of Bristol)
- Chaired by Jean Seaton (director of the Orwell Prize, professor of media history at the University of Westminster)
75 years ago, George Orwell fought in the Spanish Civil War, an experience which was crucial to his later political work, nearly killed him, and formed the basis of Homage to Catalonia. Our experts look back at the Spanish War, and reflect on the past, the present and the future around the conflict’s place in modern European history.