Posts Tagged ‘British Battalion’
October 1, 2013 by Lydia Syson
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
Category Blog | Tags: 115 days, Battle of the Ebro, British Battalion, Cambrils, Clarence Kailin, Corbera d'Ebre, Danilo Lekic, Gandesa, Gerard Martí, Hill 481, James Jump, John Cookson, John Longstaff, Lewis Clive, Montserrat Flores, sense of place, Spanish Civil War, UKYA, Unlikely Warriors
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