Discussion in 'Sub-forum: The build-Up - 1933-1940' started by dbf, Jan 26, 2009.
The Spectator has a review too, with a very neat end citing the author.
Nice to see that Motherwell got the spelling of ¡No pasarán! right, with the starting inverted exclamation point (and the accent on the last "a"), whereas Belfast forgot both
BBC World Service - Witness History, The Fall of Madrid
"The Fall of Madrid
In 1939, the Spanish capital, Madrid, finally fell to the fascist forces of General Franco – spelling the end of a brutal Civil War in which hundreds of thousands of troops and civilians were killed. The city had been under siege for more than two years and had become a symbol of resistance for the defeated Spanish Republic. Simon Watts has been listening to the memories of Rene MacColl and William Forrest, two British war correspondents who reported from Madrid."
PHOTO: Franco's troops entering Madrid in 1939 (Getty Images)
And from a couple of weeks ago, obituary for the last known surviving member of the International Brigades, Josep Almudéver.
‘Last international brigader’, survivor of Spanish civil war, dies aged 101
Saw this news story & thought I'd post it here.
Father and son clean Spanish Civil War memorial graffiti
Same memorial that AB64 posted above.
I'd seen the graffiti on Facebook, the positive is that as well as the guy who cleaned it up there were a few others who turned up a little later to do the same, so some community spirit
Separate names with a comma.