POUM on playing football with Fascism

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“We used to play football with the Fascists down there on the plain. They were good fellows. They invited us to spend the weekend in Saragossa and Jaca, and promised they’d let us come back.”

–  POUM militia member from the “Lenin” Division at Huesca, quoted by New York Times correspondent Herbert Matthews in H.L. Matthews, “Two Wars and More to Come,” New York, 1938, p. 294.

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