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The IBMT 2020 No Pasarán Raffle offers a first prize of £500 in cash. The second prize is half a case of glorious Spanish wines, plus many other prizes for runners-up. The draw will take place on Saturday 10 October 2020.

Andrew Smith and CP membership

Anyone researching individual volunteers who went to Spain should consult the IBMT's database. This provides basic information about most of the 2,500 International Brigaders from Britain and Ireland. But for more details, it's necessary to delve into the archives. 

Former French Resistance fighter and president of ACER, the French International Brigades memorial association, Cécile Rol-Tanguy, died on 8 May at the age of 101. She was the widow of Henri Rol-Tanguy, a prominent French International Brigade volunteer and leader of the Resistance in Paris.

San Francisco Memorial

Manus O’Riordan, IBMT Ireland Secretary, gives his thoughts on the restoration of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial in San Francisco, the only national monument commemorating Spanish Civil War volunteers in the US. He recounts the dedication ceremony in March 2008 and his memories of the Lincoln Brigade veterans. Originally posted on the FFALB Google Group.

Douglas Jolly

The IBMT and Marx Memorial Library are hosting an online talk on Douglas Jolly on 28 May. It will take place as a video conference on Zoom from 8pm to 9.30pm, and be given by Dr David Lowe. Those registered for the talk will receive an email with details 24 hours before it is scheduled.

Priscilla Thornycroft, an artist who campaigned energetically for the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War, has died, aged 102. She was a member of a Sussex family that became steeped in the fight against fascism in Spain.

25 April

25 April is celebrated in Italy as Liberation Day, marking the victory of the Italian Resistance and the fall of Mussolini’s fascist regime. There are strong ties between the partisans of the Resistance and the International Brigades.

Spain: Still Cause

Artist Christine Jones provides the background and inspiration behind her new film ‘Spain: Still Cause’.

Red Aid

Due to the government's latest advice in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IBMT has had no choice but to cancel future events until further notice. All listings on the Events section of our website have been taken down for the time being.


On 8 March dozens of comrades gathered at Holywell Music Rooms in Oxford to celebrate volunteers from the UK and Ireland who fought to defend democracy in the Spanish Civil War.


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