Sharp shooters in Andalucia

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Sharp shooters in Andalucia

A NOVEL depicting the romance between two famous war photographers who spent time in Andalucia during the Spanish Civil War is to be made into a film.

Waiting for Robert Capa by Susana Fortes will be brought to life by Michael Mann, the award-winning director of films including Heat and Public Enemies.

The book focuses on the relationship between Capa and Gerda Taro, who spent time on the Cordoba front during the conflict.

The pair photographed crowds of villagers in Cerro Muriano fleeing their homes as the fascists rained down shells on the village.

The relationship ended in tragedy when Taro died from injuries sustained while embedded with Republican troops near Brunete, at the age of 26.

 

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