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By Tom Buchanan

This booklet attracts on a mass of documentary fabric to supply an incredible reinterpretation of British labour's reaction to the Spanish Civil struggle. It demanding situations the view that the labour management ' betrayed' the Spanish Republic, and that this polarised the circulate alongside `left' as opposed to 'right' traces. as a substitute, it argues that the overriding main issue of the key leaders was once to protect labour's institutional pursuits opposed to the political destabilisation as a result of the clash, instead of to safeguard Spanish democracy. even though the most advocates of this place have been exchange union leaders linked to the labour correct equivalent to Walter Citrine and Ernest Bevin, the e-book argues that their dominance mirrored the centrality of the alternate unions to labour flow decision-making instead of the abuse of union strength to accomplish political objectives.

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