Daughters and Rebels: An Autobiography - Chapters 21-23 Summary & Analysis

Jessica Mitford
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Jessica and Esmond return from Corsica in summer of 1938. They watch the progress of the war and can see that the war is being lost. Both of them continue to work to raise money for the Spanish cause, as the situation worsens in Europe. They never thought there would be such a thing as capitulation to Hitler, but the British didn't oppose him in Czechoslovakia. Jessica is in Southhamption at the time and attends a protest meeting held by the Communist Party. She isn't impressed with them. They are more interested in pacificism and avoidance.

However, the two can see that the population is being prepared for war. They all know war will come. There is discussion of whether England would side with Russia or Germany. Esmond is depressed because he knew he would be called to service. They decide to move to...

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