Sunday, 9 March 2008

How will it ever change?

Spanish children, especially working class children, didn't have many toys in the 1930s.

Life was hard.

For the poor.

The little cardboard boat in the picture, the old battleship Jaime I (which remained loyal to the Republican Government after the fascist uprising in 1936) was part of a series:


issued during the war.

It cost 25 cents or was available in exchange of 25 of the vouchers
given for each purchase of 5 pesetas or more in ALMACENES
ALEMANES (The German Store) (collectivized) in the centre of

It`s one of my prize possessions.

Last Sunday I read that the US Navy had just launched a new destroyer - the USS New York.

The bow contains 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from Ground Zero

In honour of those who died.

They think it will defend freedom and combat terrorism.

A war boat.

There is no National Health Service in the United States of America.

Life is hard for the poor, if they fall ill.

Perhaps a state hospital would have been a more fitting tribute.

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