I first came across their memory in a squat listening to Christy Moore’s song, Viva la quinte brigada, on the Ride on album. Here (via El bibliómano and JM Collado, who appears to have copied a whole load of the archive without adding anything of interest) is a collection of photos. Paradoxically, none of the men mentioned in Christy’s song appear in the individual portraits. I don’t know what the relationship was between the Connolly Column and the 15th. I spent five minutes trying to work out where the instruments being used in the band concert came from. Some look Eastern European, but with others I don’t know.
- Siege of Barcelona by the French in 1697
From the Swedish Military Archive, this purports to show Vendôme at the head of some 32,000 troops bombarding Barcelona in the
- Brown hands Mandelson Keys of Heaven
But perhaps Mandy should read Matthew before taking it as a compliment.
- Concert-meeting, Saturday, Rambla del Raval
I should be listening to the Hot Pocket Blues Band and Gazpacho and whatever else Ciudadanos have planned, but unfortunately I’m
- Barcelona riot suspects modeling for new inhouse police video game?
Plus my memoir of the Great General Strike of November 14 2012.
- Bollocks in 16th century Spanish writing
Where arse turns up regularly in jokes, proverbs and stories, bollocks–cojones–in CORDE’s version of sixteenth century Spain seem to be confined