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Remy Hale
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   Part I War and Peace
1  1938
 VictorDalmauA medical auxiliary.
 Lazaro A young soldier.
 FranciscoFrancoSpanish general and dictator, assumed the title Caudillo.
 AitorIbarraA driver.
 ElisabethEidenbenzA Swiss nurse.
 RoserBrugueraA girl who loved music.
 Marcel LluisDalmauVictor's father.
 CarmeDalmauVictor's mother.
 GuillemDalmauVictor's brother.
 DoloresIbarruriA communist politician. Aka: La Pasionaria.
 BenitoMussoliniFormer Prime Minister of Italy.
 AdolfHitlerGerman politician and leader of the Nazi Party.
 BuenaventuraDurrutiSpanish insurrectionary.
 SantiagoGuzmanA history professor.
 King Alfonso XII King of Spain. Aka: El Pacificador, The Peacemaker.
 King Alfonsol Xlll King of Spain Aka: El Africano, The African.
 EleanorRooseveltFormer First Lady of the United States.
 JosephStalinFormer gen. sec. of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
3  1939
 Nuria A little girl who lost her family.
 Eki Aitor's acquaintance.
 Izan Eki's friend.
 Julen Izan's brother.
 Angel A mountain guide.
  Ibarra Sr.Aitor's father.
4  1939
 Laura del SolarIsidro del Solar's wife.
 Isidrodel SolarA businessman.
 SenatorTruebaIsidro del Solar's acquaintance.
 SenoraTruebaSenator Trueba's wife.
 Leonardo Laura's son. Aka: Baby.
 Ofelia Laura's daughter.
 Pedrode VizcarraLaura's father.
 JuanaNancucheoA housekeeper.
 Felipedel SolarLaura's oldest son.
 MatiasEyzaguirreOfelia's fiancĂ©.
 Aunt Teresa A nun.
 Pedro AguirreCerdaFormer Chilean President.
 PabloNerudaA Chilean poet diplomat.
 FedericoGarcia LorcaSpanish poet, playwright and theatre director.
 AntonioMachadoSpanish poet.
 Pius XII A Pope. Head of the catholic church.
   Part II Exile, Loves, and Understanding
5  1939
 WinstonChurchillFormer British prime minister.
 MarcelBrugueraRoser's son.
 Deliadel CarrilPablo Neruda's wife.
 CaptainPupinThe ship captain.
 Agnes A child who was born in the ship.
6  1939 - 1940
 SalvadorAllendeFormer President of Chile.
 Louis XV King of France.
 Michaelangelo Italian sculptor.
7  1940 - 1941
 JordiMolineOwned a shoe factory.
 VicenteUrbinaA priest.
8  1941 - 1942
 ValentinSanchezFormer Venezuelan ambassador.
 OrindaNaranjoA midwife.
   Part III Returns and Roots
9  1948 - 1970
 Miguel AngelAsturiasA Guatemalan novelist.
 PabloPicassoA Spanish painter.
 Gosset Carme's dog.
 Matilde Neruda's third wife.
 MahatmaGandhiAn Indian lawyer.
 OswaldoGuasayaminAn Ecuadorian painter.
 RichardNixon37th U.S. President.
 HenryKissingerFormer U.S. Secretary of State.
10  1970 - 1973
 VictorJaraA singer-songwriter.
 CheGuevaraAn Argentine Marxist revolutionary.
 Luis MiguelDominguinFamous bullfighter from Spain.
 AugustoPinochetFormer President of Chile.
12  1983 - 1991
 Manuel LuisOsorioBrazilian military officer.
 Meche Victor and Roser's neighbor.
 Ramiro Meche's husband.
13  1994
 IngridSchnakeOfelia and Victor's daughter.
 HelgaSchnakeIngrid's adoptive mother.
 WalterSchnakeIngrid's adoptive father.