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Giles Tremlett and Richard Baxell

IBMT Historical Consultant Richard Baxell interviews best-selling author Giles Tremlett about his new book, which offers a rare and comprehensive account of the International Brigades from a global perspective.

Teesside Memorial Plaque

Middlesbrough IBMT activist Tony Fox provides a history of the Teesside International Brigade memorial, including an account of a local volunteer bringing home a dead comrades final letter to his partner.

Poet and playwright Bob Beagrie introduces his poem about the death of Walter Tapsell on 1 April 1938.

 

Message from Communist Party of Britain General Secretary Rob Griffiths, which was read out at the events held around the country on 17 October to remember the role of communists in the International Brigades.

The International Brigades, a Red Army Colonel and ‘The Mason’s Apron’ 

 

IBMT Ireland Secretary Manus O’Riordan  writes…

The draw for the IBMT’s 2020 raffle took place today (Saturday 10 October 2020) at the IBMT office in London, with the winning tickets drawn by IBMT Executive Officer Ajmal Waqif in the presence of IBMT Trustees.

 

Jim Higgins

IBMT member Stuart Walsh reviews ‘Fighting for Democracy: The True Story of Jim Higgins (1907-1982), A Canadian Activist in Spain’s Civil War’ by Jim Higgins and Janette Higgins (Friesen Press, 2020).

The People's Army

IBMT member Chris Hall reviews ‘The People’s Army in the Spanish Civil War: A Military History of the Republic and International Brigades 1936-1939’ by Alexander Clifford (Pen & Sword Military Press, 2019). This review originally appeared in ¡No Pasarán! 2-2020.

British Battalion

Harry Denton, 24-year-old writer and IBMT member, has composed a poem to coincide with the 84th anniversary of the formation of the International Brigades.

British volunteers

IBMT Chair Jim Jump sent the following in to the Morning Star, in response to news last week that the Spanish government might offer citizenship to descendants of the International Brigade volunteers.

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