Lessons from a conflict that served as the practice round for World War II
Ronald Liversedge with David Yorke, ed., Mac-Pap – Memoir of a Canadian in The Spanish Civil War (Vancouver: New Star Books, 2013), 220 pages (paper), $19 (CD and USD).
Review By Ron Verzuh
A bloody harbinger of what Hitler and Mussolini had in store for the world, the Spanish Civil War served as an almost forgotten prelude to the Second World War. Equally buried in that history is the story of a group of Canadian volunteers known as the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, the Mac-Paps.