Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A History Lesson On The Spanish Civil War

The myth of the Spanish Civil war of 1936-39 was challenged by George Orwell in his biographical account of his time there - Homage To Catalonia - and more recently in Paul Johnson's book MODERN TIMES: The World From The Twenties To The Eighties (updated in 1991 and its title changed accordingly). Also worth reading is this account of William Herrick, who served as a US volunteer against Francisco Franco's uprising and who broke with the laughably misnamed Abraham Lincoln Brigade because of the fact it was a Soviet tool.

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