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IBMT Trustee Pauline Fraser reports on plans by our Spanish sister organisation in Spain, the AABI, for this year’s Battle of Jarama commemoration in and around Madrid on 16-18 February. Pauline is organising the IBMT contingent who will be attending.

Britain’s foremost folk trio, The Young’uns, are dedicating their spring 2018 tour to a suite of songs inspired by the International Brigades, in particular by Johnny Longstaff, a fellow Teessider who as an 18-year-old travelled from Stockton-on-Tees to fight fascism in Spain. 

This 2018 greetings card produced by AABI, the Madrid-based International Brigades friendship group, reproduces a solemn declaration made by International Brigaders in Albacete in 1936:


As announced in News & Blog posting on 3 November, IBMT membership subscription rates will be going up by £5 a year from 1 January 2018.


A British veteran of the International Brigades is alive and well and living in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. 


Message from Amadeo Barceló, President of the Asociación Bajoaragonesa de Agitación y Propaganda ( and archaeologist  Salvador Melguizo (…

The Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee has drawn up an advice paper for other International Brigade groups planning to erect a memorial to their local volunteers who went to Spain.


News comes from Poland of an initiative for a film project to commemorate International Brigaders from Silesia. Jeremi Galdamez, of the Volunteers for Freedom Association, writes…


The next Len Crome Memorial Conference will be held in Bristol on Saturday 24 March 2018 and as its theme will have Aid for Spain: the mobilisation of support for the anti-fascist cause among the British people during the Spanish Civil War.


IBMT Secretary Jim Jump writes…



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