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Why would young British women risk their lives by volunteering to serve in medical units during Spain's bitter civil war? Why would so many women here in Britain dedicate their energies to campaigns and committees to help people suffering in Spain when worthy causes could be found closer to hand? The answers to these and other intriguing questions can be found in the lifeWhy would young British women risk their lives by volunteering to serve in medical units during Spain's bitter civil war? Why would so many women here in Britain dedicate their energies to campaigns and committees to help people suffering in Spain when worthy causes could be found closer to hand? The answers to these and other intriguing questions can be found in the life stories of the remarkable women who feature in this book. In Britain, the Spanish Civil War (1936-9) has largely been overshadowed in popular memory by the impact of the Second World War. For the many British men and women who went to Spain during this period, however, and for those who were working here in the widespread campaigns in aid of the Spanish Republic, it was an unforgettable experience. Their lives were changed forever by a conflict that crystallised the key issues at stake in the turbulent society of Europe in the thirties. Through oral and written narratives, this book examines the interaction between women and the war in Spain, their motivation, the distinctive form of their involvement and the effect of the war on their individual lives. These themes are related to wider issues, such as the nature...

Title : British Women And The Spanish Civil War
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ISBN : 9780415277976
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 316 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Donna
    2019-01-12 02:08

    A very interesting analysis of the role British women played as volunteers in the Spanish Civil War - not a perspective that much has been written about previously. Very interesting, wit lots of accounts of first-hand experiences. Angela Jackson has put together a well-researched, moving study.QUOTATIONS I LIKED:"...this is a war where the workers are fighting against their one-time masters, and there is no hatred like the vindictive hatred of the master when the slave has rebelled. There is no hatred like that of the property class who see their property and privileges threatened by the workers who want to do away with property and privileges for all time."