ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary AM NINETEEN EIGHTYSIX. A few weeks more, and it would be exactly fifty years since the Spanish Civil War. Fifty years ago, as summertime descended on Europe, young people all over began to respond to the beckoning of their conscience. Liberty was in peril in Spain; the fascists were marching, they wanted to crush the voice Of the people, they wanted to demolish the Republic and impose their perverse concept of 'order'. What was happening in Spain was atrocious; what was happening in Spain could not be allowed to happen; freedom was indivisible, if the light of freedom went out in Spain, it could be puffed out, as easily, anywhere else. Therefore the Republican cause in Spain was your, mine and everyone's cause. Fascism shall not pass. No pasaran.

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