Not Just Orwell…

Having already reported on the visit to Ireland of Catalan POUM veteran Roma Marquez Santo [TOMORROW NIGHT IN DUBLIN], here are some more related links. Marquez Santo was also in Salford, at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford , for the launch of Not Just Orwell by Christopher Hall, telling the story of the ILP volunteers who fought in Spain against fascism. Not Just Orwell is published by Warren and Pell. A plaque to the ILP Contingent was also unveiled, and attended by Sidney Robinson, an Independent Labour Party activist in the 1930s who chaired the Newport Spanish Aid Committee. (Excellent report from Matthew Brown at the ILP. Good report at The Olive Press, including a wonderful YouTube of revolutionary Barcelona and George Orwell drinking tea [from George Orwell: A Life in Pictures]. Brief reports at SB News and Histomatist.)

Related material at Bataille Socialiste: a YouTube of the POUM cavalry in Barcelona.

More on the POUM from BS here, including just a couple of English texts:

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  2. Hi there, As a follow up to the meetings in Dublin with the veteran from Spain, Roma Marquez Santo, organised by Harry Owen. Roma served with both the POUM and the anarchist militias. Harry has now written a piece on Roma which is now online at

    http://www.geocities.com/irelandscw/docs-Roma.htm

    Ciaran

  3. Would anyone know where a copy of Hall, C. (2009) ‘Not just Orwell’: The Independent Labour Party Volunteers and the Spanish Civil War’ Warren & Pell: Barcelona may be sourced? We have been asked to add it to stock within an academic library and I cannot seem to find copies anywhere.

    Please contact me at k.sanders@hud.ac.uk if you can be of any assistance. Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Kevin Sanders

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