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New publication: Los Maños : the lads from Aragon ; the story of an anti-Franco action group

category iberia | history of anarchism | press release author Wednesday October 29, 2014 18:23author by KSL - Kate Sharpley Library Report this post to the editors

The Kate Sharpley Library collective are pleased to announce the publication of another study of the anarchist resistance to Franco's dictatorship.

Mariano Aguayo Morán (1922-1994) was one of the members of the ‘Los Maños’ group. This group of friends from Zaragoza joined together to fight the Francoist regime in the optimistic days after the second world war. Originally active with the Socialist Youth, they soon joined the anarchist resistance alongside militants like Francisco ‘Quico’ Sabaté and José Lluís Facerías. Betrayed by one of the group members, Wenceslao Jiménez Orive was seriously wounded in a police ambush in Barcelona on 9 January 1950. Rather than be captured, he took cyanide. Simón Gracia Fleringán, Plácido Ortiz Gratal and Victoriano Muñoz Treserras were arrested the same day, and executed on 24 December 1950.
These interviews throw light not only on the story of the ‘Los Maños’ group, but the nature, motivations and difficulties of the anarchist resistance to Francoism.

Now available from the Kate Sharpley Library in the UK (North American copies available soon).
See: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/rn8r13
ISBN 9781873605318, £3
This translation first published as an ebook by Christiebooks: http://www.christiebooks.com/ChristieBooksWP/2013/12/lo...rkey/

Related Link: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/rn8r13
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