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San Francisco Memorial

Manus O’Riordan, IBMT Ireland Secretary, gives his thoughts on the restoration of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial in San Francisco, the only national monument commemorating Spanish Civil War volunteers in the US. He recounts the dedication ceremony in March 2008 and his memories of the Lincoln Brigade veterans. Originally posted on the FFALB Google Group.

Douglas Jolly

The IBMT and Marx Memorial Library are hosting an online talk on Douglas Jolly on 28 May. It will take place as a video conference on Zoom from 8pm to 9.30pm, and be given by Dr David Lowe. Those registered for the talk will receive an email with details 24 hours before it is scheduled.

Priscilla Thornycroft, an artist who campaigned energetically for the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War, has died, aged 102. She was a member of a Sussex family that became steeped in the fight against fascism in Spain.

25 April

25 April is celebrated in Italy as Liberation Day, marking the victory of the Italian Resistance and the fall of Mussolini’s fascist regime. There are strong ties between the partisans of the Resistance and the International Brigades.

Spain: Still Cause

Artist Christine Jones provides the background and inspiration behind her new film ‘Spain: Still Cause’.

Red Aid

Due to the government's latest advice in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IBMT has had no choice but to cancel future events until further notice. All listings on the Events section of our website have been taken down for the time being.


On 8 March dozens of comrades gathered at Holywell Music Rooms in Oxford to celebrate volunteers from the UK and Ireland who fought to defend democracy in the Spanish Civil War.

Spanish Ambulance Unit

Alan Lloyd reviews 'The Road to Madrid: Diary of Donald Gallie, Member of the Scottish Medical Aid Unit, Serving in the Spanish Civil War, September– December 1936' by Nina Stevens (Sussex Academic Press 2019). Originally published in ¡No Pasarán! 1-2020.

Juan Modesto

The story of the regular Spanish Republican Army, the Ejército Popular, is perhaps less known than that of the International Brigades. Alex Clifford presents the following article as an introduction to his book on the military history of the Republican Army.

To encourage the formation and affiliation of more local International Brigade memorial groups, IBMT Trustees have agreed to strengthen links between these groups and the IBMT.


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