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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…



The IBMT is pleased to announce publication of:


Here’s a video by Helen Le Brocq of the exhibition ‘Exile’/’Exilio’ at Wolfson College Gallery, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD, featuring artists Sonia Boué and Jonathan Moss preparing their installations, as well the exhibition’s opening on 11 January.  

Richard Baxell reviews “No Other Way: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39” by Chris Farman, Valery Rose and Liz Woolley (Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee: Oxford, 2015) £5 (special price ffrom the IBMT)


There was an excellent leading article in the Oxford Times on 15 January about the IBMT’s plans for an International Brigade memorial in Oxford and in response to ‘No Other Way’, the new book about the Oxfordshire volunteers.



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