The Christie File: part 1,1946-1964

CHRISTIE, Stuart. My Granny Made Me an Anarchist

The cultural and political formation of a west of Scotland ‘baby-boomer’

BibliographyCHRISTIE, Stuart (1946-....)Scotland

Hastings : Arguments and Facts Media, 2002. 257 p. : ill., ports. ; 30 cm. A4 format ISBN 1 873976 14 3: , paperback

"On the last day of July 1964 Stuart Christie, a newly-turned 18-year-old Glaswegian anarchist, left London for Paris and Madrid on a mission whose objective was to kill the last of the Axis dictators — General Francisco Franco. This was to be the last of at least 30 attempts on the fascist dictator’s life. This first volume of ‘The Christie File’ takes us through the interesting historical and cultural strands, and radical political influences that led this teenager from a Presbyterian West of Scotland background to a summary drumhead court-martial in Madrid and possible execution by garrote-vil, just six weeks after his 18th birthday. As Stuart muses to himself during the ‘Council of War’ trying him: ‘How, in the name of the “wee man”, had I ended up here?’"