Live Souls: Citizens And Volunteers Of Civil War Spain by Serge AlternesLive Souls: Citizens And Volunteers Of Civil War Spain by Serge Alternes

Live Souls: Citizens And Volunteers Of Civil War Spain

bySerge Alternes, Alec Wainman

Paperback | October 25, 2015

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Live Souls presents 210 of the numerous photos that Alec Wainman took in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, and his personal story of his time as a volunteer member of the British Medical Unit. Until the present only a small number of his photos have appeared in a few historical books, where they have been valued for their insight into the troubled period. After much research by Serge Alternês, the entire corpus of the photos was discovered - in excellent condition. In Live Souls, Alternês has selected the best of these photos and imparted valuable detail with his introduction, captions to the photos, a timeline, as well as an overview of the international implications of Spain's civil war from a contemporary perspective. Alec's photographs and story bring revolutionary history to life, offering a complement to what George Orwell described in Homage to Catalonia and what the volunteer medical teams achieved with Drs. Norman Bethune and Reginald Saxton. Alec's humanitarian ideal as an apolitical Quaker persuaded him to volunteer in August 1936 at the outbreak of the war to defend the ideals of liberty. His lens reflects his compassion for the citizens, volunteers and the civil war itself. The story and photographs keep the souls of the Spanish citizens and volunteers alive.
Serge Alternês was born and grew up in Canada, working 30+ years in Europe, Africa and Asia. Discovering the missing Spanish Civil War archives sparked his interest in writing. He spends time in Vancouver and Salzburg. The late Alec Wainman was an ambulance driver, then interpreter and press officer in Civil War Spain. An Oxford-educat...
Title:Live Souls: Citizens And Volunteers Of Civil War SpainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pages, 8.88 × 7.75 × 0.74 inPublished:October 25, 2015Publisher:Ronsdale PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1553804376

ISBN - 13:9781553804376

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