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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | September 24, 1992
BERLIN -- The gray-haired men and women gather once agai at the memorial in the East Berlin People's Park to remember a war lost nearly 60 years ago.They come bearing red roses and nostalgia, and the conviction they fought the good fight.They are the few surviving German veterans of the Spanish Civil War, the great anti-fascist cause of the 1930s, a war that began with great idealism and ended in deep cynicism.They have survived wars and concentration camps. They've seen their dream of a socialist utopia in the former East Germany corrupted and finally dissolved.
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By Louise Vest | September 20, 2011
100 Years Ago H2 Ohhhh! In the classifieds: "For Rent: Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shop and Dwelling House at Cooksville. Best stand in the county. R.H. MERCER. Cooksville, Rd. For Sale: 130 Acre Farm, situated on the Triadelphia Pike, one mile form Frederick Pike. Good Spring close to house, running water in barn. J.S. BROWN, Ellicott City, Md. Route 3. " In the latter ad, it makes sense to have the more efficient watering system for the animal occupants of the barn, who lap it up by the gallons, than for the humans in the home.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1998
The small death notice in the New York Times evoked the poignant sadness that comes with the memory of all lost causes."We note with sorrow the passing of Martha Gellhorn, staunch supporter and devoted life-long friend of the International Brigades and the Spanish Republic. -- Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade."The volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade were Americans who went to Spain in the 1930s to fight the fascists of Generalissimo Francisco Franco and his allies, Hitler and Mussolini.
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By Peter Debruge, Variety | May 5, 2011
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian subject matter, tracking the life of Opus Dei founder and modern-day Catholic saint Josemaria Escriva against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Overlong and unnecessarily burdened by...
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March 2, 1995
William Bailey, 84, a labor activist and Spanish Civil War veteran who became an actor and author, died Monday in San Francisco. In 1939, he returned to the United States from Spain and became vice president of the militant West Coast Marine Firemen's Union. Upon retirement from the waterfront in 1975, he worked on the television series, "The Spanish Civil War," and appeared in the movies "On the Edge" and "Guilt by Suspicion." His memoir, "The Kid from Hoboken," was published in 1993.Bernie Cornfeld, 67, a New York cab driver who later led a multibillion-dollar business empire that crashed in 1970, died of pneumonia Monday in London.
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March 28, 1996
Day in history: March 28In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.In 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.In 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.In 1896, the opera "Andrea Chenier," by Umberto Giordano premiered in Milan, Italy.In 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.
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By Peter Debruge, Variety | May 5, 2011
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian subject matter, tracking the life of Opus Dei founder and modern-day Catholic saint Josemaria Escriva against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Overlong and unnecessarily burdened by...
NEWS
February 18, 1998
Donald Flamm, 98, a radio pioneer who helped start the Voice of America, died Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Flamm, who also produced more than 40 plays, was the owner of five radio stations when World War II broke out. During the war, he helped start a network of radio stations that broadcast American propaganda in Europe. The network became the Voice of America.Martha Gellhorn, 89, the American writer and war correspondent who reported conflicts from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Panama, died of cancer Monday in London.
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By Thomas L. Friedman | March 26, 2004
WASHINGTON - There is nothing more important for the future of Western democracies than the question of whether, in the wake of the Madrid bombings, the new Spanish government will go ahead with its plan to withdraw Spanish forces from Iraq - unless the United Nations assumes control of the occupation forces there by June 30. If Spain goes ahead, every terrorist in the world will celebrate, and every democracy will be a little more endangered. I so hope Spain's incoming prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, reconsiders this decision.
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July 23, 2001
Richard D. Strevig, 83, uniform company executive Richard D. Strevig, retired vice president of Baltimore Uniform Rental Co., died Tuesday of prostate cancer at the Westminster home of a daughter. He was 83. Mr. Strevig began his career with Baltimore Uniform Rental Co. in 1936 as the company's first route driver. He served in the Navy during World War II as a member of a supply division assigned to an airfield in South America that was a refueling base for planes patrolling the South Atlantic.
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By Thomas L. Friedman | March 26, 2004
WASHINGTON - There is nothing more important for the future of Western democracies than the question of whether, in the wake of the Madrid bombings, the new Spanish government will go ahead with its plan to withdraw Spanish forces from Iraq - unless the United Nations assumes control of the occupation forces there by June 30. If Spain goes ahead, every terrorist in the world will celebrate, and every democracy will be a little more endangered. I so hope Spain's incoming prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, reconsiders this decision.
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October 25, 2003
WATCH OUT for historical analogies, because history has a way of never exactly coming to a conclusion. President Bush took a flier on one last week; he compared American intentions in Iraq to the long American experience in the Philippines, which began 105 years ago with victory in the Spanish-American War. It was a provocative thought, because up to now only critics of the Iraq war were making this comparison. The long-ago conflict with Spain, they point out, was launched on a dubious pretext, gave rise to chest-thumping patriotism, and was widely seen as an imperial adventure - by its many critics, but also by its supporters.
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July 23, 2001
Richard D. Strevig, 83, uniform company executive Richard D. Strevig, retired vice president of Baltimore Uniform Rental Co., died Tuesday of prostate cancer at the Westminster home of a daughter. He was 83. Mr. Strevig began his career with Baltimore Uniform Rental Co. in 1936 as the company's first route driver. He served in the Navy during World War II as a member of a supply division assigned to an airfield in South America that was a refueling base for planes patrolling the South Atlantic.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2001
CONCORD, N.H. - It wasn't supposed to be that big a deal. The plaque honoring a dozen New Hampshire volunteers who fought against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War was going to hang in a nondescript corner of the State House, over a garbage can and next to a phone booth. It was going to join a bunch of other unusual but overlooked plaques in the old granite building that honor, among others, the author of the American Civil War song "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" and the founder of New Hampshire's Old Home Week.
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By Craig Eisendrath and By Craig Eisendrath,Special to the Sun | October 8, 2000
"The Years with Laura Diaz," by Carlos Fuentes. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 518 pages. $26. Mexico's leading novelist, Carlos Fuentes, the author of "The Old Gringo" and "The Death of Artemio Cruz," wastes the possibility of producing a great national epic through self-indulgent writing and a persistent unwillingness to edit his own material. Based largely on stories of his family and Fuentes' vast knowledge of 20th century Mexican history, "The Years with Laura Diaz" traces the life of its fictitious heroine through selected moments in her life which also connect with the ongoing history of the country.
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By DOROTHEA STAUS and DOROTHEA STAUS,Special to the Sun | May 9, 1999
"Hemingway: The Final Years," by Michael Reynolds. W.W. Norton. 352 pages. $30. Michael Reyolds has written his fifth and final installment of the life of Ernest Hemingway. It is a consistently interesting and straightforward account of the author's last 20 years. Despite the temptations presented by the subject's complex nature -- his deep depressions, manic elations, tough, swaggering virility combined with a child-like dependence on his various wives -- Reynolds manages to eschew the psychobabble fashionable in literary biographies today.
NEWS
December 11, 1994
Lord Joseph, 76, a former British Cabinet minister and one of the main ideological architects of the Conservative Party's free-market philosophy under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died yesterday in London of complications from a stroke last year. He was a Conservative member of Parliament from 1956 to 1987.William P. Luce 70, a former news editor of the New York Times, died of an aneurysm Friday at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was vacationing. As a young man, he was part of the New York bohemian circle of artists and writers that included Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | June 28, 1996
The Spanish Civil War has entered legend as a heroic left-wing crusade in which a noble proletariat, led by dedicated soldier-intellectuals and poet-revolutionaries, fought the opening rounds against the Fascists in a prelude to World War II.The cool thing was, they lost. That made it everybody's favorite martyred cause and second favorite folk song ("Viva la Quince Brigada!", checking in right after "Blowin' in the Wind").And that's why nobody ever looked carefully at it -- well, except for that annoying British fellow Orwell, in "Homage to Catalonia."
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1998
The small death notice in the New York Times evoked the poignant sadness that comes with the memory of all lost causes."We note with sorrow the passing of Martha Gellhorn, staunch supporter and devoted life-long friend of the International Brigades and the Spanish Republic. -- Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade."The volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade were Americans who went to Spain in the 1930s to fight the fascists of Generalissimo Francisco Franco and his allies, Hitler and Mussolini.
NEWS
February 18, 1998
Donald Flamm, 98, a radio pioneer who helped start the Voice of America, died Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Flamm, who also produced more than 40 plays, was the owner of five radio stations when World War II broke out. During the war, he helped start a network of radio stations that broadcast American propaganda in Europe. The network became the Voice of America.Martha Gellhorn, 89, the American writer and war correspondent who reported conflicts from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Panama, died of cancer Monday in London.
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