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Description - Last English Revolutionary by Hugh Purcell

1940 was Wintringham's finest hour. Inspired by his Spanish experience of a popular front (an alliance of all left-wing parties) he campaigned for a Home Guard and originated an extraordinary guerrilla training school at Osterley Park. Known as the Red Revolutionary, Wintringham was a household name through his campaigning journalism, his broadcasts on the Brains Trust and his popular books. Like his friend George Orwell he was a revolutionary patriot who believed that a social revolution was necessary to defeat the Nazis; his slogan was 'a people's war for a people's peace'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750930802
ISBN-10: 0750930802
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hugh Purcell

Hugh Purcell is a writer and film-maker who has made more than 30 historical documentaries which have been broadcast worldwide. His books include The Spanish Civil War(a National Book Club Book of the Year), Fascism and Revolutionary War.

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