Back in November I blogged about my mother’s admittedly tenuous connection with Basque refugees and the Spanish civil war.
Today’s Guardian brings news of unfinished business:
- Spanish civil war victims’ bodies finally removed from mass grave
- Scottish anarchist in legal battle against imprisonment by Franco regime
it is depressing to think that, 70 or more years after the end of the civil war, there is still unfinished business. Travelling around rural Spain I have always been struck by reminders of the civil war from the Fascist period ‘Todo por la patria‘ in ironwork on government buildings to trade union offices flying the red yellow and purple of the republic …