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01-11-2020, 03:13 PM
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(01-11-2020 02:38 AM)AussieMick Wrote:  Rob !! Well done, mate!

Ok ... my 'clues' explained :-

Eric Blair was George Orwell's real name. Apart from writing "1984" ( main character Winston Smith) he fought in the Spanish Civil War. As did Hemingway who wrote 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' (title taken from John Donne's poem).

All 3, Orwell Hemingway and Oliver Law, fought with the Republicans (mainly Communists but also Anarchists) against the fascists of Franco. But the Communists (IMO) were not given much aid by Stalin .... in fact he ended up by splintering the Republican side and (IMO) they began killing each other especially if they didnt 100% support Moscow.

Law was given command of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (made of volunteers from the US). He was the first ever black man to have command of white troops. There may well have been some jealousy ... there may have been some feeling that he'd been favored by politically correct seniors who wanted to show that blacks are as good as white ... he may have made some mistakes as commander ( hey ... show me a commander that didnt) ... there may have been some who wanted him dead.

He died during a military action.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Law


https://blackfilmcenterarchive.wordpress...never-was/


http://www.albavolunteer.org/2010/06/ana...liver-law/

Thank you for the eye-opener. I knew that George Orwell was a nom de plume for Eric Blair, but that's as far as the brain went. With Black History Month coming up in the U.S., I will add this to my warehouse of things to make me look smart.
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