Florence Nightingale She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at
Ernest Hemingway with a bull, San Sebastian, Spain, Summer, 1927.With the Spanish Civil War in full swing by 1937 Hemingway returned to Spain and, like many writers, he also took the side of the Republicans. In Madrid, in 1940, Hemingway met Martha Gellhorn, a writer and wartime journalist, she became his third wife. For Whom the Bell Tolls is about a group of antifascist guerrillas who are charged with blowing up a bridge somewhere in Spain.