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This is the exchange of letters that has appeared in issues 36 and 37 of the IBMT Newsletter. Online comments are now closed. If you would like to add a comment, please send it to secretary@international-brigades.org.uk

 

 

We mourn the passing of Austrian International Brigader Gert Hoffmann, who died on 9 July 2014, one month after his 97th birthday.

 

He was a veteran of the Ernst Thälmann Battalion of the XI International Brigade.

For a slideshow of the IBMT's annual commemoration in London's Jubilee Gardens on 5 July click on any image here:

 

One of Spain’s leading campaigners for justice for the tens of thousands of victims of Franco’s dictatorship will address the annual commemoration this Saturday (5 July 2014) for the British volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the legendary International Brigades.


 

A nine-minute film by Marshall Mateer showing highlights of the opening of the IBMT’s permanent exhibition at Newhaven Fort, East Sussex, on 28 May can be seen here: http://youtu.be/jwavty1eB_g  

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IBMT members are invited to attend the opening of a permanent exhibition about the International Brigades at Newhaven Fort [Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9DS] on Wednesday 28 May 2014. 

 

A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise a memorial to the International Brigade volunteers associated with Oxford who fought in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. 

The initiative has the support of Oxford City Council and the Oxford & District Trades Union Council. 

 

 

Video report (9.41 mins) by Marshall Mateer of the IBMT’s conference on artists ‘Taking Sides’ on the Spanish Civil War held in Manchester on 1 March. Separate videos of all four lectures will be posted on the IBMT’s YouTube site in due course. Pictured here are speakers (clockwise from top) Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom, Jane Rogoyska, Valentine Cunningham, Carmen Herrero and Mary Vincent (chair).

 

The IBMT’s 'Antifascistas' exhibition, plus new audio-visual material, is now on permanent display at the Newhaven Fort Second World War visitors’ centre in Sussex. See www.newhavenfort.org.uk for opening times and admission charges.

 

 

Remembering Jack Edwards and Kit Conway

 

By Manus O’Riordan (IBMT Ireland Secretary) 

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