27 July 1936: The travellers were warned not to leave the hotel, and the manager was considered very brave because in between the firing he went out to buy food

British visitors who have returned from San Sebastian and Barcelona, who arrived in London to-day, told a Manchester Guardian representative of some of their adventures during the early days of the civil war. Men and women who had gone to San Sebastian with parties of the Workers Travel Association talked about the lovely town as they came up by the train from Newhaven, delighted to be back in England, but not sorry, it seemed, that they had been in Spain during historic events.

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