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Ronald Liversedge was a UK immigrant who moved to Canada in 1927, settling in the Cowichan Lake area. A supporter of labour rights, Ronald would participate in various events aimed at improving the lives of working people. One such event was the significant On-to-Ottawa Trek in 1935 where hundreds of strikers set off to Ottawa to fight for wages, compensation, and numerous other reforms.


Ronald would enlist in 1937 with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of the XV International Brigade in support of the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War, bringing his support of communist principles to new heights.


This book recounts his life during the war, the individuals he encountered, and the complex battle between ideologies on the eve of an even greater conflict.

Mac-Pap: Memoir of a Canadian in The Spanish Civil War

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