Caroline Moorehead

The Spanish Civil War hotel that Capa, Hemingway and Gelhorn called home

A review of Hotel Florida, by Amanda Vaill. This sanctuary for war tourists, opportunists, dreamers, buccaneers and writers kept Republican hopes alive

Robert Capa in Picture Post, featuring his Spanish civil war photo-journalism, December 1938 [Getty Images]

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