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Here is a Veterans Day tribute to a group of Veterans we seldom hear about, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. From the U.S. alone, 2,800 people volunteered to defend the republic and fight fascism in Spain beginning in 1936, including nurse Salaria Kea pictured here. This is a key story for students studying WWII. As historian Paul Ortiz commented: “Salaria Kea: a true American hero. Fought against Facism and Nazism in Spain long before the official outbreak of World War II. Most Europeans and sunshine patriots in the U.S. were fine with Facism and Nazism as long as it was aimed primarily at the Ethiopians or the Anarchists in Spain. Had the nation heeded Salaria Kea, Langston Hughes, and other early freedom fighters, WWII may have been avoided.” Learn more from the invaluable photo book on the brigade here: http://bit.ly/Q6sMxq Learn more about Kea, including how she met Langston Hughes in Spain and was captured by Franco’s forces and Germans, here: http://bit.ly/19dgFBi