Wintringham looked like a mild-mannered college professor, but in the 1920s he was incarcerated in a British prison for sedition, tried to turn the General Strike into a communist revolution, and then set up the Daily Worker
. He commanded the British Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. During WWII, he became a 'revolutionary patriot', trying to fight Hitler and bring about a socialist Britain. A remarkable story of a very interesting man.
This is the story of Tom Wintringham, a founder-member of the British Communist Party and one of the few bourgeois members to join. He led an eventful life, including imprisonment for sedition, time as a combatant in Spain and wounded at the Battle of Jarama. He believed that a social revolution was necessary to defeat the Nazis.