History Literature / HomageToCatalonia

23rd Feb '17 8:29:21 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* RedScare: Inverted-various "Red" factions accused each other of ''not'' being Red enough. Communist propaganda even accused the POUM of plotting with Franco, a "Brown Scare" if you will (specifically mentioned is a political cartoon in which a figure representing the POUM pulls a hammer and sickle-marked mask from its face to reveal a monstrous visage adorned with a swastika).

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* RedScare: Inverted-various "Red" factions accused each other of ''not'' being Red enough. Communist propaganda even accused the POUM of plotting with Franco, a "Brown Scare" if you will (specifically mentioned is a [[https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/digital/scw/more/simpletimeline2/sa12-12-006.jpg political cartoon cartoon]] in which a figure representing the POUM pulls a hammer and sickle-marked mask from its face to reveal a monstrous visage adorned with a swastika).
23rd Feb '17 8:27:12 PM TheWildWestPyro
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19th Feb '17 9:46:54 PM JulianLapostat
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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Communists, Anarchists and Socialists. None of them trusted the others (there was even rivalry between different Communist factions), but they all were against the Fascists. Orwell notes that the closer one got to the front, the better the camaraderie between the different groups. The fallout behind the lines helped to lose them the war.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Communists, Anarchists and Socialists. None of them trusted the others (there was even rivalry between different Communist factions), but they all were against the Fascists. Orwell notes that the closer one got to the front, the better the camaraderie between the different groups. The fallout behind the lines helped to lose them the war.
19th Feb '17 5:00:19 PM Fireblood
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* UrbanWarfare: Happened in Barcelona, between the Anarchists on one side and Communists & Republicans on the other.
* WarIsHell: Played with. The chapters about the trench warfare on the Aragon front don't fit this trope, but not WarIsGlorious, either; rather, Orwell describes it as boring and stale. He repeatedly emphasizes that there was hardly any action, and that everyone was more concerned about food and firewood than about the enemy. What close-quarters fighting he did see he describes as harrowing.

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* UrbanWarfare: Happened in Barcelona, between the Anarchists on one side and Communists & Republicans on the other.
* WarIsHell: Played with.{{Played with}}. The chapters about the trench warfare on the Aragon front don't fit this trope, but not WarIsGlorious, either; rather, Orwell describes it as boring and stale. He repeatedly emphasizes that there was hardly any action, and that everyone was more concerned about food and firewood than about the enemy. What close-quarters fighting he did see he describes as harrowing.



* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Communists, Anarchists and Republicans. None of them trusted the others (there was even rivalry between different Communist factions), but they all were against the Fascists. Orwell notes that the closer one got to the front, the better the camaraderie between the different groups.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Communists, Anarchists and Republicans.Socialists. None of them trusted the others (there was even rivalry between different Communist factions), but they all were against the Fascists. Orwell notes that the closer one got to the front, the better the camaraderie between the different groups. The fallout behind the lines helped to lose them the war.
30th Sep '16 4:58:27 PM JulianLapostat
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--> '''Paul Preston''': Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is a brilliant and painfully honest book but it is not a "true" book. That is to say, it is not true if it is taken, as it is by most readers, as an overview of the Spanish civil war, when, in reality, it is a narrow and partisan account of one relatively marginal issue within the war.
27th Apr '16 2:08:37 PM CassandraLeo
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The entire book can be read for free online [[http://www.george-orwell.org/Homage_to_Catalonia/ here]].

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The entire book can be read for free online [[http://www.george-orwell.org/Homage_to_Catalonia/ here]].
here]]. Note that two chapters that were initially published as appendices have been renumbered as chapters in this version.
27th Apr '16 2:07:44 PM CassandraLeo
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The entire book can be read for free online [[http://www.george-orwell.org/Homage_to_Catalonia/here]].

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The entire book can be read for free online [[http://www.george-orwell.org/Homage_to_Catalonia/here]].
org/Homage_to_Catalonia/ here]].
27th Apr '16 2:07:36 PM CassandraLeo
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The entire book can be read for free online [[http://www.george-orwell.org/Homage_to_Catalonia/here]].
15th Apr '16 5:26:32 AM kraas
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The Communist high command.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The Communist high command. Their efforts in trying to sabotage the non-Stalinist parties ended up harming the war effort. Orwell was particularly incensed by the fact that they not only outlawed the POUM, they decided not to inform the POUM fighters at the front of this fact. This meant that any POUM members coming back from the front, whether just for rest or to recover from injuries, would unwittingly be walking right into prison, and thus they could never return to the front and continue the fight.


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* FireForgedFriends: Orwell and the POUM members he served with, particularly his commander Georges Kopp.
5th Apr '16 5:39:21 PM kraas
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* RedScare: Inverted-various "Red" factions accused each other of ''not'' being Red enough. Communist propaganda even accused the POUM of plotting with Franco, a "Brown Scare" if you will (specifically mentioned is a political cartoon in which a figure representing the POUM pulls a hammer and sickle-marked mask from its face to reveal a monstrous face adorned with a swastika).

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* RedScare: Inverted-various "Red" factions accused each other of ''not'' being Red enough. Communist propaganda even accused the POUM of plotting with Franco, a "Brown Scare" if you will (specifically mentioned is a political cartoon in which a figure representing the POUM pulls a hammer and sickle-marked mask from its face to reveal a monstrous face visage adorned with a swastika).
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