Morning Star portrays British IBer Nat Cohen

July 18, 2011

Dan Carrier remembers the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War with a portrait of his great-uncle Nat Cohen, IBer from the UK, and some of his buddies:

A garment worker from the East End, he had already seen political street-fighting, was a regular draw at Communist Party meetings and his family had fought Mosley’s hated Blackshirts at every opportunity.

His heroism is legendary – he was notorious in Stepney for his actions and words, so much so that Arnold Wesker namechecks him in his play Chicken Soup With Barley.

“That Nat Cohen,” says one of his characters, “he’s a right terror.”

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One Response to “ Morning Star portrays British IBer Nat Cohen ”

  1. Dan Carrier on July 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing my story. I really appreciate it, let us never forget, and be inspired by those who came before us….