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Hetty van der Hall of our Dutch sister organisation Stichting Spanje 1936-1939 writes…


Spain-based IBMT member Malcolm Hardy reports from Alicante that at the end of March there was a week of events commemorating thee 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War. The events were organised by the Comisión Cívica para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica and culminated in a celebration of the rescue ship, the Stanbrook, in Alicante port.

The 2019 Aberdeen Trades Union Council report contains this poem written by Tommy Campbell, Unite’s Regional Industrial Organiser. It was especially written for a forthcoming booklet on Aberdeen’s  International Brigaders.


Our French sister organisation ACER is organising a memorial tour of La Retirada this summer. The itinerary (Google translated) is here (ACER Retirada Tour.doc).


By Pauline Fraser

IBMT Trustee


What impact did the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 have on football? Is the legacy of the war still present, and does it help us understand Spanish football today? What about Britain: did the war in Spain have any effects on football here?

Allan Christiansen, Chair of the Danish Friends of the International Brigade, Spain 1936-1939, writes…


With thanks to Nancy Phillips of the US-based Friends and Families of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, here is the paper on German women in the Spanish Civil War that was given by INGRID SCHIBOROWSKI at the Paris colloquium on women and the Spanish Civil War on 24-26 October. 


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