Same war, different battle…

July 26, 2011

Photo of the plaque, published in the Spanish daily, Público.

On the Norwegian island of Utoya, scene of that horrific massacre of young members of the Labor Party by a right-wing Christian terrorist, there is a plaque, tacked on to a tree, honoring the four Norwegian members of the International Brigades who were killed in the Spanish Civil War.  Apparently, the young campers had organized a tribute to the volunteers on July 18 –the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the war– and prepared the plaque for that occasion.