Blogs in February 2017

Spanish Crossings 28th February 2017

“Mother declared herself happy.” A woman’s life has been cast in shadow by her connection to the Spanish Civil War and the Basque child refugees from that war in the late 1930s. We follow Lorna from the days in...

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Guernica 1st January 1970

Everyone has heard of Guernica, the Basque town that was savagely bombed by the Luftwaffe on 26 April 1937, and most are aware of the famous painting by Picasso which, since the fall of fascism, has been on display...

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A Thunderous Whisper 1st January 1970

Ani believes she is just an insignificant whisper of a 12-year-old girl in a loud world. This is what her mother tells her anyway. Her father made her feel important, but he’s been off fighting in Spain’s Civil War,...

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