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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. 

Christian Wilson looks back at the return of the British Battalion from Spain 80 years ago…


Guernica’s legacy should be proper journalism, not dodgy historical parallels

Here are the draft minutes of the IBMT’s Annual General Meeting held earlier this month. These will be submitted to the 2019 AGM for final approval.


Booking is now open for what promises to be a highly popular IBMT conference day next year with the theme of football and the Spanish Civil War. The main speakers will be Sid Lowe, The Guardian’s football correspondent in Madrid, and Daniel Gray, the author of books both about football culture and the International Brigade volunteers from Scotland.


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