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DEATH IN SPAIN

1936


PHOTO BY:  ROBERT CAPA / MAGNUM PHOTOS

In September 1936 the Spanish democrat soldier Federico Borrell Garcia dropped dead. He had been shot by the fascist troops of Franco. The photo reporter Robert Capa, who was at that time covering the Spanish civil war and happened to witness the actual murder, shot this breath-taking photo. The Spanish civil war had been a test for World War II, it had divided humanity into two. The civilian resistance against the fascists, inspired thousands of people around the world many of which actually went to Spain and joined the International Brigades in order to fight on the side of the democrats. The civil war ended in 1939, the Fascists had defeated all sorts of resistance. Robert Capa, (real name Andre Friedman), one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century was killed in Indochina by a mine explosion in 1954.

 

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