COMMUNISTS: The Deepest Disillusionment

The Spanish peasants on the Jarama front in 1937 were brave, but many had never even seen an automobile, and they panicked at the sight of a tank. El Campesino, their Red commander, broke them of that. Once when a tank approached he told them to lie still. He filled his belt with tin cans packed with fused dynamite. Then he slid through the weeds toward the tank. When it seemed to the peasants that El Campesino was done for, he threw twice: one bomb hit the tank's treads, the other its turret. That...

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