Aged twenty-one, James R Jump gave up his job as a journalist and went to Spain to fight General Franco’s fascists in the Spanish civil war of 1936-39. Leaving his Spanish fiancée in England, he joined the legendary International Brigades and was mentioned in despatches for bravery during the Battle of the Ebro. This is his previously unpublished memoir, bringing to life his time in Spain and the tragic course of the war he took part in. The author’s accompanying poems reflect the intense emotions sparked by his experience – anger, comradeship, fear, grief and determination – as well as his growing love of Spain and a lament for the passing of a generation who fought alongside him
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