José María Galán
|José María Galán|
|Birth name||José María Galán Rodriguéz|
|Commands held||Commander of a militia column (1936), Mixed brigade (1936), 34th division (1937), XXIII Corps (1938).|
José María Galán Rodríguez (1904–1978) was a Spanish military officer in the Spanish Civil War. He was the brother of Fermín Galán, leader of the Jaca Uprising, and Francisco Galán. Before the war he was a lieutenant of the Carabineros.
José María Galán remained loyal to the Spanish government during the coup of July 1936 that triggered the Civil War. On July 1936, he led a militia column in the Somosierra front. In October 1936 he led the 3rd Mixed Brigade, one of the first of these units to be established. Later he took part in the Second Battle of the Corunna Road. On June 1937 he led the 34th Division in the Segovia Offensive. On 1938, he led the XXIII Army Corps in Andalusia.
- Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.307
- Thomas, Hugh. (2001). The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. London. p.477
- Beevor, Antony. (2006).The Battle for Spain. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Penguin Books. London. p.275
- Wikipedia Spanish article for José María Galán Rodríguez.