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Volunteers in other roles

Volunteers in other roles In addition to the volunteers serving in the British Battalion, the Anti-Tank Battery and the Medical Services, a number served with other units in Spain. A number served in the navy on torpedo boats and destroyers and several fought with the Republican air force.  FURTHER READING Jack Coward, Back from the […]

The British Anti-Tank Battery

The British Anti-Tank Battery Gun commanders of the British Anti-Tank Battery. Otto Estensen is on the far left, on the far right is Chris Smith The British Anti-Tank Battery was formed in May 1937 from forty volunteers at Madrigueras and issued with three Soviet 45mm guns, capable of firing both armour-piercing and high explosive shells […]

The Medical Services

The Medical Services Advanced dressing station at Brunete, July 1937 Within a month of the outbreak of war in July 1937, supporters of the Spanish Republic in Britain has established the Spanish Medical Aid Committee. The committee collected money for the Republic and established a hospital at Granen, near Huesca. During early 1937, the mdeical […]

British women in Spain

British women in Spain A number of British women also travelled to Spain to support the Spanish Republic's struggle. Most served in the medical services, where they contributed to the saving of untold numerous lives. Others, such as Nan Green and Winifred Bates, took on political and administrative tasks. One British woman, the sculptor and […]

The ILP contingent in Spain

The ILP contingent in Spain George Orwell's account of his experiences in Spain has ensured that the role of the British Independent Labour Party contingent is widely known, though they numbered only a fraction of the number who fought with the International Brigades. Approximately twenty-five volunteers left for Spain in January 1937 and fought with […]
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