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Some images (below) by Marshall Mateer from our successful Len Crome Memorial Conference in Manchester on Saturday 7 March. The topic was ‘Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece’. 

 

A busy programme of activities to accompany the acclaimed 'Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War' has been announced by the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne (www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing-art-gallery):

Review in the latest issue of Unison’s U magazine of ‘A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Newspaper cuttings of the wars in Spain and China from August 1937 to May 1939”:

https://www.unison.org.uk/u/spanish-civil-war-scrapbook

Using Google Maps, our friends in the Dutch International Brigades memorial association Stichting Spanje 1936-1939 have made a start at identifying all memorials to the International Brigades in Europe. 

 

Charles Donnelly was a journalist, poet and Irish Republican, born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in 1914. In Dublin he was twice gaoled for his trade union activities, in 1934 and 1935, after which he moved to London, where he joined the Spanish Medical Aid Committee following the outbreak of the war in Spain.

Photos and video from last weekend’s Battle of Jarama commemoration organised by our Madrid-based friends in AABI (Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales)

 

Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece

Two mini videos are now on IBMTnews and Flickr showing clips from the commemorative tour of Aragon last October. There are extended notes underneath each (scroll down):

 

We are very sad to learn of the death of Martin Green (born Stockport 10 July 1932, died St Austell 4 February 2015). Martin was a founder member of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and for many years was one of its most active supporters. 

Message from the AABI International Brigades friendship group in Madrid…

 

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