Orwell in Spain

Orwell volunteered as an infantryman for the Republicans against Franco’s Nationalist uprising. He joined the militia of the non-Stalinist Workers Party of Marxist Unification. He was shot in the neck, near Huesca, on May 20, 1937. Image: On the Aragon front at Huesca: Orwell is the tallest standing figure; Eileen Blair is crouching in front of him (March 1937).

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