Auteur: Preston, Paul
Titel: We saw Spain die
Sub titel: Foreign correspondents in the Spanish Civil War
The war correspondent came of age during the Spanish Civil War. For nearly three years, the eyes of the world were fixed on this devastating conflict, which attracted both professional war correspondents and some of the world's most prominent literary figures. Paul Preston's rediscovery of some of the twentieth century's unjustly forgotten and greatest journalists is not just about their writings. It has the widest significance. Facing censorship in their own countries as well as in Spain, they fought to expose the complacency with which the decision-makers of the Western democracies were appeasing Hitler and Mussolini. At great personal cost many of these writers campaigned for the lifting of non-intervention, revealing the extent to which the Spanish Republic had been betrayed. Based on extensive diary material and personal correspondence, mainly British and American, but also Russian and French, Preston's account tells of the courage and the skill of these men and women.
2008, 416 pag., Euro 32,95
Constable and Robinson, London, ISBN 9781845298517
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