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Go and get killed, comrade

Gideon Lewis-Kraus: Spanish Civil War

21 February 2013
Unlikely Warriors: The British in the Spanish Civil War and the Struggle against Fascism 
by Richard Baxell.
Aurum, 516 pp., £25, September 2012, 978 1 84513 697 0
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I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism 
by David Boyd Haycock.
Old Street, 363 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 1 908699 10 7
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... the idealism and sacrifice so singularly absent from modern politics’. The idea that it was ‘the last great cause’ is echoed in the reminiscences of the international volunteers quoted in RichardBaxell’s exhaustive study, Unlikely Warriors: The British in the Spanish Civil War and the Struggle against Fascism. John Bassett, who served in the International Brigades for nine months, from ...

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