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Neil Sinclair (Letters, 2 May) says that George Orwell fought “against Franco’s nationalists” in Spain.

I admire those who fought against Franco’s overthrow of the elected government of Spain. Franco was opposed by, among others, Basque, Catalan and Galician nationalists/ 
patriots.

Unfortunately, the word
“nationalism” appears to have several conflicting interpretations. Those who would impose their rule on people of other nationalities might better be
described as imperialists.

David Stevenson

Blacket Place

Edinburgh

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