JANUARY SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: ‘Boadilla’ by Esmond Romilly

In 1936 Esmond Romilly, nephew of Great Britain’s ‘War Chancellor’ Winston Churchill and outspoken pacifist, went to fight with the International Brigades for the democratically elected Spanish government against the insurgent fascist general Francisco Franco. This is the unheroic, unsentimental account he wrote immediately after the fighting, fresh and personal like no other, spiced with dry English humor. There have been other records of the … Continue reading JANUARY SPAIN BOOK REVIEW: ‘Boadilla’ by Esmond Romilly

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 23 and 24: 19 – 31 December 1936

Heart of the heartless world, Dear heart, the thought of you Is the pain at my side, The shadow that chills my view. The wind rises in the evening, Reminds that autumn is near. I am afraid to lose you, I am afraid of my fear. On the last mile to Huesca, The last fence for our pride, Think so kindly, dear, that I Sense … Continue reading This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 23 and 24: 19 – 31 December 1936