we shall overcome….

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Breaking the Silence: A Novel of Spain's Civil WarBreaking the Silence: A Novel of Spain’s Civil War by Maria J. Nieto
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Young Mari is leading an army of four in a secret war ……….
She is too young to conceptualize what war actually means-but she has already seen enough of it-in roadside trenches, in flying mortars, in whistling bullets, in scream of dying men, in smell of burning flesh………..
She is too young to realize her nation is now sitting on a heap of gunpowder-any moment which can blast-perhaps waiting for the matchstick…….
All she knew that she and her friends are women of Spain-and the glory of the land rests on their little shoulders. Mari-has to read a coded message which will help them in the war.
What war? Against whom they are fighting it?
They have perhaps the same amount of knowledge-as their elders, who are engaged on a bloody…

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