A Father’s Day letter to a SCW vet

June 19, 2011

In response to the Guardian´s request for father’s day letters, Julie Norton writes to her father, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War who died in 1958:

I was too young and self-absorbed to appreciate that actually you were a hero, a veteran of the Spanish civil war. You didn’t see much action; you were caught in some crossfire early on and left wounded by the roadside for Franco’s troops to find you. At the PoW camp, your wounded right arm was amputated – I hate to think in what circumstances.

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