Friday, March 21, 2014
Cool Literary Photograph
Eric Blair, with the puppy, and Hemingway, the one with glasses looking to Blair's left, fighting for the wrong side in the Spanish Civil War. Blair, who took the nom de plume George Orwell, was later shot in the throat and nearly lost his voice. The rifles look like Moisin-Nagant 91/30s to me. So, Soviet rifles were the weapons of the anarcho-syndicalists losing to the fascists overthrowing the 2nd Spanish Republic.
I almost always root for those least-to-the-political-left in 20th Century fights. The only exception is with the National Socialists fighting the International socialists 1941-1945.