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IBMT member Lyn Hurst reports on the unveiling on 30 March of a new memorial plaque in Leicester…


Biographical records of British, Irish and Commonwealth International Brigade volunteers are now online for the first time. The searchable list contains information for each of the 2,372 individuals for whom the IBMT has personal details.

About 100 people attended this year’s Len Crome Memorial Conference in Bristol’s Colston Hall on 24 March. The IBMT’s lecture day saw a range of speakers and performers making contributions on the Aid Spain movement that mobilised support for the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War.


This is an article by Bill Alexander reprinted from the March 1989 newsletter of the International Brigade Association. It appeared under the title ‘At home but not to rest: 50 years of the International Brigade Association’. The article is featured in the latest issue of ¡NO PASARÁN!, the magazine of the IBMT, which is sent exclusively to members.

IBMT Scotland Secretary Mike Arnott reports on efforts to preserve the Spanish Civil War heritage of the Castilian village of Tarancón, where there was an International Brigade hospital during the 1937 Battle of Jarama. There is also a memorial to the 39 Scots killed in the battle and another to the Spaniards killed in Francoist repression.

Here’s our 14 February 2018 eNewsletter to IBMT members. Download this PDF – IBMT eNewsletter no. 37.pdf – to see the version with images.


IBMT Trustees have agreed new guidelines to support the growing number of local and regional International Brigade commemorative groups. 


Newsletters of the International Brigade Association are now available on the Marx Memorial Library (MML) website. The IBA was the veterans’ organisation for those volunteers from the British Isles who had fought in Spain. It published a newsletter for members between 1947 and 2000 when the IBA disbanded, to be replaced by the IBMT in the following year.

Rose Brown (pictured below) reports on the progress of a major project to catalogue the archives of the International Brigades and Spanish Civil War at the Marx Memorial Library in London.



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