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English Captain by Thomas Wintringham
  

English Captain

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Synopsis

English Captain by Thomas Wintringham

'Barcelona is colour, noise, heat, dust, violent traffic and quick-moving people. Many of the men carry rifles slung on their backs...' Tom Wintringham (1898-1949) was a pioneer of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, and commander of the British Battalion in the bloody Battle of Jarama in February 1937, at which he was wounded. English Captain is Wintringham's own startling account of his service to the cause of the Spanish republic. [Wintringham] was a remarkable man of ideas; the foremost Marxist expert on warfare, a published poet, a brilliant propagandist...He was also a man of action who believed that few things in life could be achieved unless you were prepared to fight for them. (Hugh Purcell, History Today ).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2011

Author

Thomas Wintringham

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
158 pages

Categories

Autobiography: historical, political & military
Spanish Civil War
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780571280308

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