georgeorwelldiaries

7.3.36

NB. to look up the passage of Lissagaray’s History of the Commune describing the shootings after the Commune had been suppressed. They were shooting the ringleaders without trial, as they did not know who the ringleaders were, they were picking them out on the principle that those of better class than the others would be the ringleaders. One man was shot because he was wearing a watch, another because he had ‘an intelligent face.’

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