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'Daniel Gray's important and powerful book Homage toCaledonia tells the story of those deeply committedand courageous Scots who volunteered to fight for democracyand socialism against General Franco and his forces.' TONY BENNReseña del editor:
Thirty-five thousand people from acrossthe world volunteered to join the armedresistance in a war on fascism. Morepeople, proportionately, went fromScotland than any other country, and theentire nation was gripped by the conflict.What drove so many ordinary Scots tovolunteer for a foreign war?Their stories are powerfully and honestlytold, often in their own words: theordinary men and women who madetheir way to Spain over the Pyreneeswhen the UK government banned anyonefrom going to support either side;the nurses and ambulance personnelwho discovered for themselves thehorrors of modern warfare; and thepeople back home who defied theirpoverty to give generously to theSpanish republican cause.Even in war there are light-heartedmoments: a Scottish volunteer drunkenlyurinating in his general's boots, enduringthe dark comedy of learning to shootwith sticks amidst a scarcity of rifles,or enjoying the surreal experience ofraising a dram with Errol Flynn.They went from all over the country:Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee,Fife and the Highlands, and they foughtto save Scotland, and the world, fromthe growing threat of fascism.
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Descripción Luath Press Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0008629407