A Day Mournful and Overcast

Ranked #79 in Spanish Civil War

The Iron Column was one of the legendary anarchist fighting units in the Spanish Revolution, famed because it was partly made up of ex-convicts, and because of its ferocious military abilities, and anarchist revolutionary fervor. This account first appeared in Nosotros, the daily newspaper of the Iron Column in March 1937, on the eve of its militarization. It serves as not only a moving personal account from one of its members, but a justification, and defence of the Column and its reputation. "And History will say that the Iron Column was perhaps the only column in Spain that had a clear... more

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