From British daily The Morning Star:
A miner doing a teacher’s job
(Sunday 07 January 2007)
From Aberdare to Albacete by Edwin Greening
(Warren & Pell, £12.99)
FIGHTING FASCISTS: From Aberdare to Albacete by Edwin Greening.
PAULINE FRASER enjoys the charming and simply-written memoirs of Welsh miner, International Brigader and teacher Edwin Greening.
From Aberdare to Albacete is the story of Edwin Greening, a Welsh miner who left his home in the valleys to volunteer to fight as an International Brigader alongside the Republican forces in Spain.
This memoir is, however, more than an account of his fight against Franco‘s fascist forces in Spain between 1936 and 1939.
Of the 15 chapters in the book, only four cover the years in Spain. The first eight describe his upbringing and youth in Aberdare.
Born in 1910, the young Greening was working as a miner by the tender age of 14.
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