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Two Poems by Miles Tomlin

January 4, 2019
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Two Poems by Miles Tomlin

Two Poems by Miles Tomalin The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 35, November 7, 1938 TO ENGLAND From the English Dead We, who were English once had eyes and saw The savage greed of those who made this war Tear up from earth, like a hog loose in flowers So many lives as young...
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Fighting Men from a Fighting Union by Archie Brown, Political Commissar, Co. 1, Battalion 58

December 21, 2018
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Fighting Men from a Fighting Union by Archie Brown, Political Commissar, Co. 1, Battalion 58

                                Fighting Men from a Fighting Union by Archie Brown, Political Commissar, Co. 1, Battalion 58 The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 32, September 17, 1938. The nights were cold enough for picketing but in the bargain, there...
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“We Couldn’t Believe It…” by George Kaye, Machine gun Co. 58th Battalion

December 8, 2018
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“We Couldn’t Believe It…” by George Kaye, Machine gun Co. 58th Battalion

                        “We Couldn’t Believe It…” by George Kaye, Machine gun Co. 58th Battalion The Volunteer for Liberty v. 2, No. 33, October 6, 1938. Hill 666 means several things to us of the Lincolns –eight hours of unadulterated hell, for one thing. As...
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Company One Mac-Paps By a Member of the 1st Company

November 2, 2018
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Company One Mac-Paps By a Member of the 1st Company

Company One Mac-Paps By a Member of the 1st Company The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 21, June 15, 1938 It was a year ago this month the first company was formed. For a while it was the only company in the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion. The Washington Battalion had left for the front, and...
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Under Mosquito Crest by Volunteer Staff

October 26, 2018
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Under Mosquito Crest by Volunteer Staff

          The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 3,  January 29, 1938 A ghost story of the war has come our way. Readers may interpret it as they please; the comrade who tells it offers no explanation, nor shall we. Here it is. . Comrade C. went into the Brunete offensive...
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Sam by A. C. B. [Alvah Cecil Bessie]

October 19, 2018
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Sam by A. C. B. [Alvah Cecil Bessie]

                          The Volunteer for Liberty, V.2, No. 31, September 5, 1938. The kid looks and acts about eighteen but when you ask him how old he is he says he’s 23. “”so you’re 23 are you?” said...
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Getting Worried by unattributed

October 12, 2018
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Getting Worried by unattributed

                            The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 31, September 5, 1938. The Company Commissar was harassed. The boys had been beefing; the grub line was snarled up and sounded like the Chicago stockyards in a thunderstorm. Up walks Comrade S… Said...
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Remember This by William P. Smith, Jr., Lincoln Battalion

October 4, 2018
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Remember This by William P. Smith, Jr., Lincoln Battalion

                    Remember This, William P. Smith, Jr., Lincoln Battalion The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 1, No. 9, August 9, 1937   REMEMBER THIS I’ve heard you sobbing in the night And know your fears are not for fright But for the dead. Those Comrades lost...
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On Beards –A Reply by M. H.

August 26, 2018
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On Beards –A Reply by M. H.

On Beards –A Reply, By M. H. The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 2, January 13, 1938 In a recent issue of “The Volunteer for Liberty” we find a scholarly article deriding the many beard wearers in the International Brigades. A very astute and interesting article –to the beardless. But to the man...
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What’s In A Beard? by Unattributed

August 26, 2018
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What’s In A Beard? by Unattributed

What’s In A Beard? Unattributed The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 1, No. 28, December 27, 1937 Beards were introduced by Sampson an ingenious Easterner who put over the slogan “Hair for Strength” and made big money. Like other speculators he wrecked his career on a woman and ended his life in an orgy of...
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