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Dolores Ibarruri

9 December 1895 – 12 November 1989

Spanish communist and Civil War leader, commonly known as 'La Pasionaria'.

 

They shall not pass.

Radio broadcast dueing the Battle of Madrid, July 1936

 

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

Speaking in Paris in September 1936, but also attributed to Mexican revolutionary Emile Zapata

 

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.

 

It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go.

 

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