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Celebrating Chaves Nogales

Manuel Chaves Nogales (1897-1944) was witness to many of the catastrophic events of the first half of the 20th century, from the turmoil that followed the Bolshevik Revolution in the USSR to the rise of Fascism, the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, which saw the loss of millions of lives. 236 more words

Who is she?

For quite some time the photo Falling Soldier, allegedly taken by Robert Capa in 1936, has been the emblematic picture of the Spanish Civil War. 68 more words



As I rather breathlessly was able to tell the world last week (well, the proportion of the world that uses Twitter), I have just signed a contract to publish my first book – provisionally titled ‘Scots and the Spanish Civil War’ – with Edinburgh University Press. 764 more words



One of the most beautiful and peaceful squares in all of Barcelona is the Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, located near the Cathedral. Whenever we have friends or family in town, we make a point to bring them to this tiny square so that they can fall in love just as we have over and over. 1,057 more words


The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon #review

Amazon Blurb

As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life.

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The Beginnings of the Heifer Project

After witnessing children dying from a limited supply of powdered milk in Spain in 1937 and 1938 during the Spanish Civil War, Church of the Brethren leader Dan West came home promoting the idea of “a cow, not a cup.” At a meeting of the Church of the Brethren Northern Indiana District Men’s Work April 12, 1942, and with the prior blessing of the denomination’s Brethren Service Committee, Dan’s plan was accepted and set in motion. 394 more words

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Dolors Sala, entrepreneur

Freixenet, now world leader in the cava sector, would never have occupied this position without the input and talent of Dolors Sala. She was the critical success factor from the foundation of the company right till her death. 1,100 more words

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