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Back to the Spanish front, Keith Ovenden

Defence of Madrid Geoffrey Cox Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1877372382 The republication of Geoffrey Cox’s short work Defence of Madrid (1937) is a corrective to many contemporary assumptions about the Spanish Civil War. It is an eyewitness account of…
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Rich and troubling paradox, Vincent O’Sullivan

A Fighting Withdrawal: the life of Dan Davin Keith Ovenden Oxford University Press, $59.95, ISBN 0 19 212355 1 Even before this careful and stylish biography came out,to think of Dan Davin was to conjure a rich and in some…
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