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Tall soldier: Jimmie Higgins of Peterborough; right; is 5-foot 7-inches but he was a giant to Manuel Alvarez whose life he saved in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. Alvarez wrote a book; The Tall Soldier; on his search for the unknown Canadian; a member of the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion who fought on the loyalist side. They met again last night in Toronto. Open in full size

Tall soldier: Jimmie Higgins of Peterborough; right; is 5-foot 7-inches but he was a giant to Manuel Alvarez whose life he saved in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. Alvarez wrote a book; The Tall Soldier; on his search for the unknown Canadian; a member of the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion who fought on the loyalist side. They met again last night in Toronto.

Picture, 1980, English

Tall soldier: Jimmie Higgins of Peterborough; right; is 5-foot 7-inches but he was a giant to Manuel Alvarez whose life he saved in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. Alvarez wrote a book; The Tall Soldier; on his search for the unknown Canadian; a member of the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion who fought on the loyalist side. They met again last night in Toronto.

Picture, 1980, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Spain - Revolution (1936- 1939)

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0118144f