Gaston Leval

Gaston Leval (born Pierre Robert Piller; October 20, 1895 – April 8, 1978; Saint-Denis, France) was an anarcho-syndicalist, combatant and historian of the Spanish Revolution.[1]: 45 

Gaston Leval

Leval was the son of a French Communard.[1]: 45  He escaped to Spain in 1915 to avoid conscription during the First World War. In Spain he joined the anarcho-syndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo trade union. Leval left for Argentina during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera where he would live from 1923 to 1936. He returned to Spain and became a militant fighter. Additionally, he documented the revolution and the urban and rural anarchist collectives.[1]: 45 


  • Gaston Leval, "Anarchists Behind Bars", Summer 1921
  • Gaston Leval, "Collectives in Aragon", London, 1938
  • Gaston Leval, "Social Reconstruction in Spain: Spain and the World", London, 1938
  • Gaston Leval, "Collectives in Spain", Freedom Press, London, 1945 online
  • Gaston Leval, "Ne Franco Ne Stalin", Milan, 1952
  • Gaston Leval, "Collectives in the Spanish Revolution", Freedom Press, London, 1975 (originally in French, "Espagne Libertaire (1936 - 1939)", Editions du Cercle, 1971)


  1. ^ a b c Shannon, Deric; Nocella II, Anthony; Asimakopoulos, John (2012). The Accumulation of Freedom. Oakland, Edinburgh, Baltimore: AK Press. ISBN 978-1849350945.

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