National Affairs: Boys from Brunete

When 1,500,000 U. S. boys came back from France in 1919, the bands played Over There, K-K-K-Katy, The Star-Spangled Banner, and crowds lionized them. When 322 U. S. boys and a girl came back from Spain last week, a small crowd did the lionizing, and the song was again The Star-Spangled Banner.

They were fighters in a war in which the U. S. is neutral, veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, organized in January 1937 to fight for Loyalist Spain. The brigade mustered altogether 4,000 U. S. citizens. Last September the Spanish Leftist Government...

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