For quite some time the photo Falling Soldier, allegedly taken by Robert Capa in 1936, has been the emblematic picture of the Spanish Civil War. The authenticity debate about the question if this photo is genuine or not, is still going on.

But there is another iconic picture taken in the same year, in this case of a confident young girl looking defiantly into the camera. She is clearly standing on top of a roof. Who is she, where is she standing and what is the context of the photo?


In 2006 an archivist of the Agencia EFE, a Spanish international news agency, discovered her identity. Soon I will reveal the results of his research in a new series. Stay tuned!