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He remained in Spain until the end of the Civil War, then moved first to Naples and afterwards to Rome during the early years of World War II, and came back into the Iberian peninsula as third secretary at the embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1942. 20 17Eula McDonald, "Highlights in the History of the United States Post at Barcelona, Spain, 17971959," Cuadernos de Historia Económica de Cataluña, 1 (19691970), 4450. 18Department of State, Biographical Register, 1944, p. 171. 19For details see McDonald, "Highlights in the History of the United States Post at Barcelona," pp.

As a collection they provide a view of Barcelona written by competent observers who were trained to record key events and who had working relationships with important city officials. Much memoir documentation drawn from British and American visitors and residents is also presented in the introductory sections to each chapter in order to enhance our understanding of issues and feelings. In addition, enclosures consular writers included with their telegrams and dispatches have been reproduced when they have historical value.

When the outraged husband and his haughty spouse, their marriage still unconsummated, swept down to the hotel lobby they were met by a ragged, bloodstained Anarchist, armed with a sub-machine gun. Nothing daunted they descended upon him, and pressing into his hand a twenty-five peseta note in full settlement they informed him, in English of course, but spoken slightly louder than usual in order to ensure comprehension, that they considered his hotel a disgrace and proposed making the strongest possible recommendation to the British consul that he advise the competent authorities that the hotel was unfit for British patronage.

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