Destruction of History

September 3, 2020

Edward Muscala’s hastily scrawled graffiti on the wall of the Hermitage of San Gregoria de Aguaviva during the battle of Teruel was preserved by the town.  Ann Marti first reported on the inscription in her article In the Footsteps of the Lincoln-Battalion.  This relic of the war was recently spray painted by vandals. Town officials indicated they would “file a complaint with the Civil Guard to try to clarify these facts that constitute an attack on the heritage and the history of the town.”




2 Responses to “ Destruction of History ”

  1. Peter Ball on September 5, 2020 at 5:13 am

    So he defaces a holy place, but God forbid his “writings” are then in turn defaced? Hay que tener cojones!

  2. Alan Warren on January 25, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Good news!

    The Hermitage of Sant Gregorio is now registered as a protected building, and the grafitti made by Edward Muscala has been cleaned and is now visible again.