Paper $30.95 ISBN: 9780774814188 Published April 2008 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774814171 Published March 2008 For sale in USA only

Renegades

Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

Michael Petrou,

Renegades

Michael Petrou,

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

304 pages
Paper $30.95 ISBN: 9780774814188 Published April 2008 For sale in USA only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780774814171 Published March 2008 For sale in USA only
Between 1936 and 1939, almost 1,700 Canadians defied their government and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. They left behind punishing lives in Canadian relief camps, mines, and urban flophouses to confront fascism in a country few knew much about. Michael Petrou has drawn on recently declassified archival material, interviewed surviving Canadian veterans, and visited the battlefields of Spain to write the definitive account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Renegades is an intimate and unflinching story of idealism and courage, duplicity and defeat.
Contents

Preface: Spanish Tinderbox

Introduction

Part 1: Origins of the Volunteers

1 Who Were the Canadian Volunteers?

2 Why Did They Fight?

Part 2: International Brigades

3 Going to War

4 Protecting Madrid

5 Aragón Battles

6 Retreats

7 Back to the Ebro

8 Leaving Spain

Part 3: Discipline in the International Brigades

9 Crimes

10 Punishments

Part 4: Renegades

11 The Photographer: Bill Williamson

12 The Idealist: William Krehm

13 The Doctor: Norman Bethune

Part 5: Aftermath

14 Undesirables

15 Conclusion

Postscript

Appendix

Bibliography; Index

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