They Shall Not Pass

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“No pasarán” is Spanish for “they shall not pass”, a phrase used by the Communists and Republicans as they tried (unsuccessfully) to defend the city of Madrid during the Spanish civil war. The board in front commemorates “those from this area who left Ireland to fight against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War 1936-1938”. “The Runner” in the background mural is also having trouble holding his ground in the famous Bogside Artists’ (web) work intended “to be a cautionary reminder to the young of the dangers inherent in civil conflict”. (CAIN)
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Camera Settings: f8, 1/400, ISO 400, full size 2592 x 3888
text: X02962 rossville st Manus Deery Charles Love Patrick Walsh Thomas traynor john murphy benjamin frederick murray eamon mcgrotty george gorman jack flynn james donald peadar o’donnell james campbell hugh o’donnell paddy o’daire joseph kelly paddy roe mclaughlin francis william vincent o’donnell brian goold-verschoyle paddy glacken phil boyle hugh bonner herbert pollock charles mcguinness william mcchrystal joe boyd irsp teach na failte irsp.ie tear gas
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