Which enemy is referred to in “Old Man at the Bridge”?

QuestionsWhich enemy is referred to in “Old Man at the Bridge”?
Subir Das Roy asked 3 years ago

Who were the ‘enemy forces’ referred to in the short story “Old Man at the Bridge” by Earnest Hemingway?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 3 years ago

The story is set in the backdrop of Spanish Civil War in 1938. Our narrator was appointed there to collect news about the status of the progress of the enemy forces towards Ebro. Here ‘enemy‘ refers to the nationalist forces represented by the landed elite, Fascists, the urban bourgeoisie, the Roman Catholic Church, and other conservative sectors who were advancing to fight against the republican government.

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