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Three collages of photos taken by Neil Grange:

They came from Dundee, Hull and Glasgow; from the mines of the South Wales valleys, from Northumberland and Dumfries: over 2,000 from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth. They left the comforts of peace, the love of their families and friends for the horror, tedium and carnage of war, because they knew that Spain’s fight was Europe’s fight and they knew it was humanity’s fight as well. 

Carmen Negrín is the grand-daughter of Juan Negrín (1892-1956), who was the Prime Minister of the Spanish Republic from May 1937 until Franco’s declaration of victory in April 1939 at the end of the Spanish Civil War. For the past 15 years she has been the Honorary President of the Juan Negrín Trust in Las Palmas, which is an archive, museum and cultural centre dedicated to her grandfather and the Spanish Republic.

“When town and gown went to war: the role of the Oxford students and residents who fought in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939”

4 June 2015, St Giles, Oxford

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the annual gathering on London’s South Bank this Saturday (4 July 2015) to pay respects to the legendary International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

 

IBMT member Colin Carritt will be pedalling the 150 miles from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for the IBMT’s 2015 Annual General Meeting on 17 October

An hour-long interview with celebrated film director Ken Loach was screened on BBC 4 last night (14 June 2015). Among the films singled out for discussion was “Land and Freedom” (1995), his only film about the Spanish Civil War. 

 

London-based journalist and IBMT member Dan Carrier has posted on YouTube a rough cut of a video diary of his trek across the Pyrenees, following in the footsteps of the International Brigade volunteers – including his great uncle Nat Cohen. The film runs for 1hr 5mins. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NxBNEi63VA

Several IBMT members travelled to Hamburg for the annual “Anti-Fascist Harbour Event” over the last last weekend in May. Organised by members of our sister organisation in German, the KFSR, the multi-national group visited notable sites linked to the anti-Nazi resistance.

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