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Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 23/2/2023: explaining the past (and a proper Leica

Subject: Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 23/2/2023: explaining the past (and a proper Leica film photo too)
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 08:34:31 -0700
At 2/27/2023 04:57 AM, Nathan wrote:

>A proper Leica image this time?shot on film with the Leeica M2 and developed 
>by me. The background: on 25 May 1938, Alicante was the victim of one of the 
>many war crimes during the Spanish Civil War. The city was besieged, and 
>starvation was widespread. On that day, the attackers knew that there would be 
>a delivery of fish to the Central Market, and so Mussoliniâ??s air force chose 
>to bomb the market?the objective was clearly to sow terror among thee 
>population, there were no military targets anywhere nearby. More than 300 
>people were killed.
>Today the square is called Plaza del 25 de Mayo, and in 2013 a memorial plaque 
>was installed on the pavement (the fact that it took so long after 
>re-establishment of democracy in 1978 is another story). Most people just walk 
>by, but I noticed a father explaining the meaning of the memorial to his young 

Nice capture with lots of story.

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