After almost three quarters of a century have passed
from the beginning of the Spanish Civil War (SCW) a
few steps have been taken to discover the physical remains
of that conflict among the Spaniards. There may have
been many reasons for this, but after such a long time
we believe that time has come to recover the fortifications,
air fields, refuges and, in general, all the works that
were built during the war to turn them into real monuments
(not just commemorative) of those unforgettable facts.
Unlike what is common around the rest of Europe, conservation
for these remains has not been promoted. A simple research
in the internet can give an accurate imagen about the
high number of museums throughout Europe that keep the
flame of the most dramatic war experienced by the world
alive. Showing the upcoming generations what happened
we maintain the consciousness on the facts and someway
we also avoid the trail to its repetition to be blazed.
The same idea lays on the CG intentions. Safeguarding
what remained from the SCW to perpetuate in time the
memory of events that should not happen again. And,
from an architectonic point of view, to protect constructions
which might be admired in two or three centuries with
the same calmed attitude we have today when looking
at a castle, a fort or a palace.