American Chess-Nuts - A Collection of Problems by E. B. Cook, W. R. Henry, C. A. Gilberg

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As a result, the CNT’s unionism discovered its apolitical ideology. 12 Those political leaders who T 8 THE CNT IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION were convicted won their freedom the following year owing to an amnesty granted immediately before elections which enabled many of them to secure a parliamentary seat. A telling indication of the intentions of the politicians is to be found in the celebrated retort by Indalecio Prieto13 to the majority in congress: ‘Sure, we gave weapons to the people. ’ 14 The disrepute of politics was sealed.

32 Pestaña opened his address with Fray Luis de León’s graphic phrase: ‘As we were saying only yesterday… ’ The Confederation, given up for dead and buried by people ranging from Martínez Anido to Pestaña himself, was the very embodiment of the legendary phoenix which rose from the its own ashes.

The attackers were positioned in Plaça de la Universitat and Homs, Fort and the Sometent member Torrens waited for Foix to pass the Bar Izquierda. As Foix passed by on his way home from work, Homs “fingered” him to Fort, who in turn “marked” him for the gunmen. From behind a truck, Vera fired the shots that killed Foix. Homs and all the others had been assigned to prepare the getaway. 106 This one was set up by Homs, Torrens and the Libres. It was carried out by Cinca, Baldrich and Manuel Simón. Homs ‘fingered’ him for the gunmen.

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