Posts Tagged ‘Corbera’

  1. 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


  2. 20th-25th September 2013: Battle of Ebro 75th anniversary commemorations in Spain

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    September 5, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    The Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de la Falset

    The last section of A World Between Us is set during the opening stages of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War, towards the end of which the International Brigade volunteers were sent home. On Saturday 21st September I’m honoured to be speaking about the Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de Falset keep reading



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