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Unformatted text preview: dispel the romantic perception of war that many Americans held at that time. The view of war that Hemingway held seems to have been shared by many of his contemporary peers. As many as 2,000 Americans volunteered to join the Spanish Loyalist or Republican cause, and many of those were journalists writing with the intent of casting light on war to show how truly horrific it was. Some of the best known journalists to cover the war were individuals such as George Orwell, Martha Gellhorn and Arthur Koestler. Like Hemingway, these writers favored the Loyalist cause, but wrote with anti-war themes in an effort to lessen overall support for the war....
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