notes on 'Homage to Catalonia'
stunning writing that gives a feeling for both trench warfare and street conflict
the book captures the joys of liberation - and how easily they can be lost
it's fascinating to see how some of Orwell's experiences and observations here come up again in 1984 - a fear of rats, poor-quality tobacco falling out of cigarettes, newspapers rewriting history, worries of being informed on, and the horrors of being confined as a political prisoner
Orwell's personal bravery and dedication to goodness are also evident from this book