An interesting pamphlet on Spain written in the transition between the Third Period and the Popular Front eras concerning the revolutionary strike wave of October 1934. That uprising, a major event in its own right, left thousands dead and was a bloody milestone on the road to full-scale Civil War nearly two years later. When this was written the Communist Party of Spain was just a tiny force and unable to convince the PSOE of a ‘United Front’ so soon after the hostility of the recent Third Period years. Published just months before the Popular Front became official Comintern policy at the Seventh World Congress in the summer of 1935, and eighteen months before the Popular Front would be formed in January 1936, this is an important document for understanding the rapidly changing conditions and positions of those tragic and tumultuous years.
Soviets in Spain: The October Armed Uprising Against Fascism by Harry Gannes. Workers Library Publishers, New York. January, 1935.
Contents: The October Armed Uprising Against Fascism, From Strike to Armed Struggle, Waited for the Fascists, Companys Maneuvered, Communist Party Held First Congress, Held Power 15 Days, Ruled Against Odds, Strict Discipline, Preparing for Greater Battles, Criticism Confirmed, Communist Analysis, Anarchists Sabotaged Struggle, Sabotaged General Strike, No Spirit of Defeat, Crisis Is Acute, Action Urged, S.P. Leaders Stall, A Step Forward, Appeal of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Spain. 47 pages, including reproductions of Spanish leaflets.
PDF of full pamphlet: https://archive.org/download/sovietpainoc00gann/sovietpainoc00gann.pdf