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In 1996, eighty-one-year-old Minnesotan Clarence Forester and sixty-seven fellow Americans traveled to Barcelona at the behest of the Spanish government. There, they feasted at state banquets, received honorary Spanish citizenship, and paraded down the streets of Barcelona to throngs of Spaniards ten deep. Forester later mused that as he moved through the crowds, some of the Spaniards he talked to that day were in their seventies. Perhaps the women and men who kissed him were the same boys and girls who had clung to his legs at another Barcelonian parade. Fifty-eight years earlier, in October 1938, Forester had marched down the streets of Barcelona, a man whose experiences made him much older than his years. For although he was just nearing his twenty-fourth birthday, he had already fought a war.


History, Philosophy and Political Science

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Library Research Prize - First Place Winner


HIS499 History Senior Seminar

First Advisor/Reader

Gehrz, Christopher A.

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