Yeah, I definitely think that a lot of the nations would have acted almost like their government's "agents", in some way. Either that, or they were involved in some sort of "criminal" activity against said government (ex. Alfred prior to and during the American Revolution). Agents, spies, assassins...they probably did it all - and were themselves targeted by enemies, both humans and fellow nations.
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Robert Capa- Spain, Madrid. Winter 1936-1937. After an Italo-German air raid. The Nationalist offensive on Madrid, which lasted from November 1936 to February 1937, was one of the fiercest of the Civil War. During this period Italy and Germany started helping the Nationalist forces, and the USSR the Popular Front government.
Calcata, an Ancient Town near Roma - In the 1960s, the emptied historical centre began to be repopulated by artists and hippies who squatted in its medieval stone and masonry structures. Many of the squatters eventually purchased their homes, the government reversed its condemnation order, and the residents of what had become an... | http://wp.me/p5qhzU-ck | #Italy #Travel
Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent.
Spanish Civil War: MADRID, Spain—A building destroyed by Italian-German air raids. The Nationalist offensive on Madrid, which lasted from November 1936 to February 1937, was one of the fiercest of the war. During this period, Italy and Germany started helping the Nationalist forces while the USSR aided the Popular Front government, winter of 1936-’37.ROBERT CAPA