Posts Tagged ‘The Volunteer’
September 26, 2013 by Lydia Syson
‘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
Category Blog | Tags: 15th International Brigade, AABI, Albert Hobbs, Battle of the Ebro, British Battalion, C Day Lewis, Corbera, Edwin Greening, IBMT, Martha Gellhorn, Michael O'Riordan, Poble Vell, Sam Wild, Steve Nelson, The Volunteer
June 28, 2013 by Lydia Syson
I don’t know if you remember the moment in A World Between Us when George, walking along a street in besieged Madrid, finds himself humming along to ‘Ay Carmela’, one of the best known Republican songs of the Spanish Civil War. Well, now’s the time to join in too – if not with the song, then with the sentiment. keep reading
Category Blog | Tags: AABI, ALBA, Comment is Free, David Lomon, David Mathieson, Early Day Motion 204, historical memory, IBMT, International Brigade Monument, Madrid, Memorial, Paul Mason, petition, The Volunteer