1.9 A Day in the Life of a Mac Pap

Monday, 30 July 2018 - 1:00pm

Kevin Levangie traces the typical (if such a generalization is possible) journey and experience of a Canadian volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. He discusses the Canadian's resistance to discipline, how scarcity of resources affected volunteers, and the battles they engaged in.

Show Notes: 

Bradley, Ken. The International Brigades in Spain, 1936-39. Illustrated by Michael Chappell. Elite Series: 1994. 

Dallet, Joe. Letters from Spain. Toronto: New Era Publishers, 1938. Web. 

Hoar, Victor. with help from Mac Reynolds. The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion: Canadian Participation in the Spanish Civil War. The Copp Clark Publishing Company, 1969.

Liversedge, Ronald. Mac-Pap: Memoir of a Canadian in The Spanish Civil War. New Star Books, 2013.

Stephens, D.P.  A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War: An Armenian-Canadian in the Lincoln Battalion. Canadian Committee on Labour History, 2000.

More sources to come! 

Credits: 
Written and Produced by Kevin Levangie Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Theme song: "Libertad" by Iriarte and Pesoa, from the Free Music Archive Outro song: "Letter from Bilbao" by The Lowest of the Low