History Literature / HomageToCatalonia

12th May '18 12:47:36 AM DukeofFinland
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* ATeamFiring: Everyone in Spain is a terrible shot, according to Orwell. 'In this war, everyone always did miss everyone else, when it was humanly possible.' It saved his life on several occasions.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Everyone in Spain, according to Orwell. 'In this war, everyone always did miss everyone else, when it was humanly possible.' It saved his life on several occasions.
7th Apr '18 5:26:50 PM nombretomado
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The various party militias on the Republican side. Orwell describes the POUM militia, in which he served, as a particularly {{egregious}} example of this trope - an untrained, scruffy-looking band, partly composed of teenage boys whose enthusiasm was decidedly greater than their common sense.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The various party militias on the Republican side. Orwell describes the POUM militia, in which he served, as a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this trope - an untrained, scruffy-looking band, partly composed of teenage boys whose enthusiasm was decidedly greater than their common sense.
18th Sep '17 7:13:27 AM kraas
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* HomeByChristmas: A general commanding the Government troops after the fall of Siétamo proclaimed that "Tomorrow we'll have coffee in Huesca." Months of brutal fighting in the city in question disproved the general's proclamation.

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* HomeByChristmas: A general commanding the Government troops after the fall of Siétamo proclaimed that "Tomorrow we'll have coffee in Huesca." Months of brutal fighting in the city in question disproved the general's proclamation. Orwell mused that if he ever returned to Spain he would make it a point to go to Huesca and have coffee there.
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]].
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