1.9 A Day in the Life of a Mac Pap

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:00 AST

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! 

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