Posts Tagged ‘British Battalion’

  1. Journey to Hill 481

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    October 1, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    Last week’s experience of visiting some of the settings for key events in A World Between Us was extremely powerful. It’s certainly a strange sensation to go to a real place for the first time after having imagined it so intensely and for so long. These are all places of real and terrible tragedies, yet hope and idealism are equally significant elements in their histories.   keep reading


  2. Remembering the Battle of the Ebro, September 1938

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    September 26, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    ‘On the other side of the river, spirits are high. They’ve driven Franco’s forces from the steep hillsides outside Corbera.  But everyone knows Fascist reinforcements will soon arrive and it’s no surprise when the crash and boom of bombardments steps up a day later.  The men scan the skies, and wonder if the German and Italian planes have got the trick of breeding.  Nat sees fear rising in the eyes of lads who have not fought before, and he does his best to steady their nerves.

    These rocky slopes give little reassurance.keep reading



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