Author Archive for Reid Palmer

New novel focuses on SCW nurse

July 5, 2012
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New novel focuses on SCW nurse

Come from Afar a novel by Gayla Reid, tells the story of a female Australian nurse who volunteers for the Spanish Relief Council during the Spanish Civil War.
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New opera focuses on death of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca

July 5, 2012
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New opera focuses on death of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca

The poet Feerico Garcia Lorca is to be memorialized in an new opera by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov premiering this month.
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Jarama Valley featured in Hemingway and Gellhorn

July 5, 2012
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Jarama Valley featured in Hemingway and Gellhorn

The famous folk songs Red River Valley and Jarama Valley were recently featured in the HBO series Hemingway and Gellhorn, sung by Brooklyn (played by Eric Schneider). Brooklyn is, in a way, the spirit of Woody Guthrie: hopeful, innocent, idealistic like those young American men who went to Spain to fight fascism (among them...
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La Roja’s victory in Euro 2012 a step towards unified Spain, away from Franco’s legacy

July 5, 2012
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La Roja’s victory in Euro 2012 a step towards unified Spain, away from Franco’s legacy

The Spanish football team "La Roja's" victory in the Euro 2012 represents more than just a few good players after a long history of the politicization of the sport in Spain.
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Support our Troops (except for the Mac-Paps)

June 25, 2012
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Support our Troops (except for the Mac-Paps)

As the Canadian Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion slips from popular memory, one professor attempts to bring to light their tragic history in Spain.
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Pat Buchanan on Spanish, Syrian Civil Wars

June 25, 2012
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Pat Buchanan on Spanish, Syrian Civil Wars

Like the Spanish Civil War, argues Pat Buchanan, the American governemnt should not send weapons or aide to Syria.
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A Lincoln Brigade for Syria?

June 25, 2012
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A Lincoln Brigade for Syria?

An article in 'The National Interest' debates the merit of a new Lincoln Brigade for Syria.
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Remembering the People’s Olympiad 76 years later

June 14, 2012
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Remembering the People’s Olympiad 76 years later

Documents from the planned 1936 'Spanish Olympiad' have now been digitized and published by the University of Warwick.
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“Waiting for Robert Capa” to be new film

June 13, 2012
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“Waiting for Robert Capa” to be new film

A new film based on the novel Waiting for Robert Capa by Susana Fortes will be directed by Michael Mann, who has directed other films such as Public Enemies, and Heat.
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German Stuka dive-bomber found in Baltic

June 13, 2012
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German Stuka dive-bomber found in Baltic

Wreckage from a Ju-87 'Stuka' has recently been found in the Baltic Sea.
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