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‘Spanish Thermopylae: the Cypriot Contribution to the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War’

At our annual commemoration in London on 4 July, IBMT supporters will be able to hear songs from the Spanish Civil War musical 'No Pasarán!' sung by members of the cast. They will be performed at the IBMT social at the Camel & Artichoke (121 Lower Marsh Street, SE1 7AE) at 4pm.

By Pauline Fraser (IBMT Trustee)

A record audience of more than 180 people attended  this year’s Len Crome Memorial Conference, gaining new insights into many aspects of Guernica, from the terror bombing of the little Basque town to Picasso’s famous painting. 

We have today received this sad news from our friends in ACER, the French International Brigades memorial association…


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 (

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”:

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.


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