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Old 28th June 2022, 22:37
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Originally Posted by hereward View Post
Welcome Lance - I would have thought all manner of services would be available on Spanish stations to serve traveller's needs. Canfranc Station, built in 1928 was enormous, it must have contained restaurants and a hotel including shops.
I'd think there would be cafes and shops in the big-city stations, including Seville, but I've yet to find any documentation about them, including in Spanish.

Canfranc was a special beast. As large as it was, you'd expect it to have an entire city's worth of retail in it. The civil war finished it off and it doesn't figure in this story.

Originally Posted by hereward View Post
What nationality is Kate? You talk of "behind enemy lines," must be talking about the Spanish Civil War so what side would she be on? I know a lot of British fought on the Republican side, including Laurie Lee. Didn't Ernest Hemingway?
She's British but has been living away from England for several years. Her sympathies lie with the Republicans.

A number of Brits joined one militia or another on the Republican side, either as part of the Internationals or otherwise. A few Irish fought for the Nationalists (Franco's bunch) early in the war.

Hemingway was a war correspondent in Spain in 1937 and twice in 1938. He wrote the script for The Spanish Earth (a pro-Republican propaganda film) with John Dos Passos and used his experiences to write For Whom the Bell Tolls, which ironically was his most even-handed account of the war.

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