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The Fighter Fell in Love

Tony Fox reviews ‘The Fighter Fell in Love: A Spanish Civil War Memoir’ by James R Jump, edited by Jim Jump, foreword by Paul Preston and preface by Jack Jones (The Clapton Press, 2021).

Connie Fraser

Connie Fraser, IBMT founding member and widow of International Brigader Harry Fraser, died on 26 March aged 99. Daughter Pauline Fraser, who is an IBMT Trustee, provides a tribute to her mother.

Frida Stewart Firing a Shot for Freedom

Pauline Fraser reviews ‘Firing a Shot for Freedom: The Memoirs of Frida Stewart’ with foreword and afterword by Angela Jackson (The Clapton Press, 2020).

International Brigade Association

Milo Cumpstey of Speedwagon Productions edited this mini documentary about the British volunteers for the IBMT in 2016. It is now available to stream on the IBMT's YouTube page.

Len Crome 2021

The IBMT’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference, held on Saturday 20 March, is now available to stream in full on YouTube and Facebook.

IBMT Patron and actor Maxine Peake kicked off the IBMT’s postponed 2020 Annual General Meeting, held online on 20 March 2021, with a stirring tribute to the International Brigades.

 

MiddlesbroughPlaque

IBMT member Tony Fox has produced a leaflet documenting the history of the Teesside International Brigades memorial installed in Middlesbrough Town Hall. It also explores the backgrounds and experiences of the Brigaders who left Teesside for Spain to fight fascism.

Tarancon

Máximo Molina provides the following translation of a progress report on the project to restore the Tarancón site used as an International Brigade hospital during the Battle of Jarama in 1937. 

Salvador Bofarull

Salvador Bofarull, historian and committed supporter of our Spanish sister-organisation AABI, passed away on 21 February 2021.

Hemingway: a unique witness to cataclysmic events

IBMT Executive Officer Ajmal Waqif reviews ‘Hemingway and the Spanish Civil War: The Distant Sound of Battle’ by Gilbert H Muller (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). This review originally appeared in ¡No Pasarán! 3-2020.

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