Homage to Catalonia - Lionel Trilling, George Orwell A brief but enjoyable memoir of Orwell's time in the P.O.U.M. (Workers' Party of Marxist Unification) fighting against Franco and the Fascists. Along with containing some of Orwell's most memorable experiences from his time in revolutionary Spain, the book also contains details of the fracturing of the Republican factions and the eventual suppression of the Trotskyists, Anarchists and left wing Socialists by the more numerous Russian backed "Stalinist" Communist forces.