Perhaps more than any other war in the twentieth century, the Spanish Civil War was seen as a 'writers' war' - names such as Hemingway and Orwell spring to mind. But the women who went to Spain and wrote about it have often been forgotten. This anthology is part of efforts to redress the balance. It includes writing by women from Britain, the United States, Australia and New Zealand - and from unsung nurses and relief workers as well as internationally celebrated writers. Bringing together extracts from memoirs, letters, diaries and poems, this collection provides a moving overview of the Spanish Civil War from the perspective of women participants. 'the power of human reciprocity and a profound spiritual rejection of fascism shine through' Sheila Rowbotham 'I was absorbed by the book ... its publication is a tribute to the noble role of many women in the Spanish war' Jack Jones Jim Fyrth worked in adult education for many years. His books include The Signal was Spain, Labour's High Noon and Labour's Promised Land. Sally Alexander is Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths, University of London and a founding editor of History Workshop.