Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War, by Mark Denby
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- A fighter pilot from Wellington who landed his plane with a shattered shoulder, then left for Hollywood to make movies with Errol Flynn
- A Cromwell surgeon who operated as close as possible to the firing line, and was described as ‘the most important volunteer to come from the British Commonwealth’
- A tough young wharfie from Napier who buried 80 of his fellow fighters in a single grave, and later became a union leader and thorn in the side of PM Rob Muldoon
- A Christchurch-born academic who risked his life as an intelligence agent in Spain, and was later termed the handsomest man at Oxford University
- An elegant young Englishwoman who fought with anarchist militia units and, under the guidance of Frank Sargeson, turned that experience into a writing career
- A Wellington film-maker, show-jumper and flamenco dancer who fought for Franco’s fascists.