Marshall Mateer

Ramona ~ love, war and peace

Ramona met Nat Cohen on a beach on Mallorca. But this was no holiday. It was 1936, they were both in the Republican militia and were retreating back to their ships when they were strafed by Italian planes. A Hollywood film scene comes to mind, Nat shielding Ramona while he fires at the planes swooping low over the beach with his pistol, around them hundreds of other militia moving in confusion towards the waiting ships.

Newspaper reports described, ” mmmm “

Ramona and Nat stayed together from that day until Ramona died in 1965.