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Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War

Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War

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I picked up Kiwi Compañeros by Mark Derby mostly because it had never occurred to me that there may be any connection at all between New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War, and I'm always fascinated by strange connections which I hadn't considered. The book is a fascinating collection of vignettes about Kiwis (and other people associated in some way with New Zealand) and their various reasons for going off to Spain and getting involved in a war which wasn't theirs. The vast majority fought on the side of the republic, and in a very real way were some of the first Kiwis to fight against the rising fascism in Europe (WW2 was just around the corner). Many were doctors and nurses who went mostly just to try and provide assistance to people ravag...
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