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Oxford-based artists Sonia Boué and Jonathan Moss have produced this art film, ‘Without You I Would Not Exist’, about exile and the Spanish Civil War. Running for over 14 minutes, the film sees Sonia Boué use objects to explore the experience of her Spanish Republican father who first arrived to Oxfordshire to work in a Basque children's colony.

The fully restored memorial to the International Brigade volunteers from Reading was unveiled at its new location in Forbury Gardens on 10 May.

To mark VE Day and the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazism, here's an extract from the current issue of the IBMT Newsletter (2-2015). Our photo shows Spanish Republican prisoners greeting Allied troops liberating the Mauthausen concentration camp in May 1945.

 

Justin Byrne looks forward to elections in Spain that will be a test both for the traditional two-party system and for new parties for ‘indignant’ voters.

 

Great footage in this new 6.5 min video about International Brigade hospitals in Cuenca province during the Spanish Civil War. The film was produced by the Cuenca Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYsdf7xe0fw

The latest issue of our magazine is now out. It’s sent free to all IBMT members. If you're reading this and not an IBMT member, you can join here: www.international-brigades.org.uk/membership  

A “hidden gem” of London’s radical and working class history has opened its doors properly to the public for the first time. 

 

Press release from Labour International

12 April 2015  

 

This was in the Paul Routledge column (every Friday in the Daily Mirror) on 3 April. To order your copy of this 'fascinating, instructive, heart-rending' book for just £15 including p&p, go to our Merchandise secton.

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