Australian Left Review

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Discussion - Comrades Come Rally


D. Davis


John Sendy’s book Comrades Come Rally has created considerable interest in the Labor Movement in Melbourne. In general, it has made a contribution not only to the history of the Communist Party o f Australia, but also to enhancing the reputation of the CPA in the minds of many members o f the ALP. That, at any rate, has been my experience. But I would like to comment on some o f the matters raised by Eric Aarons in his review in ALR No. 66. In particular, I wish to contribute a point of view on the split which led to the formation of the SPA.