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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mugalari is a Basque word used to designate people who help others cross the border between France and Spain, mainly for political reasons[citation needed]. The term is a combination of the words "muga" (border) and "-lari" (sufix related to people), and it refers to people living in the border, and by extension also to smugglers. The peak of the Mugalari's activities occurred during the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, when they helped allies aviators shot down by the Germans in France. Once they had crossed the border, they went to Donostia, from where they would be taken by the British consulate to Gibraltar, and then sent to London.They were also active during Franco's dictatorship, and more recently, as part of the Basque Conflict, they have been helping ETA members to cross the border. Some of them have been arrested and prosecuted as members of the armed organisation.
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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135796747
  • 9786135796742