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Works on the British volunteers in Spain The most recent studies are: Baxell, Richard. Unlikely Warriors: The British in the Spanish Civil War and the Struggle Against Fascism. London: Aurum Press, 2012. Boyd Haycock, David. I am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women who went to Fight Fascism. Brecon: OLd Street […]


Archives holding material on the British volunteers in Spain Within Britain, there are a number of archives holding material on the British volunteers in Spain. The main collection of the International Brigade Association (now part of the IBMT) is at the Marx Memorial Library, London. It includes documents compiled by various members of the battalion […]


Works by and memoirs of British members of the International Brigades in Spain Unpublished: Albrighton, James. Diaries. International Brigade Archive, Box 50 File Al/12. Anon. The Epic of Arganda Bridge. IBA, Box B-4 File L/8. Crook, David. That Valley in Spain called Jarama. Available on-line Green, Oliver; Piper, Alec; Aitken, George; Meredith, Bill; Diamont, Andre; […]


Biographies of and interviews with British and Irish volunteers On specific volunteers: Bennett, Richard. ‘Portrait of a Killer’, New Statesman, 24 March 1961, pp.471-472 (Article on George Nathan). Cronin, Seán. Frank Ryan: The Search for the Republic. Dublin: Repsol, 1979. Fernbach, David. ‘Tom Wintringham and Socialist Defence Strategy’, History Workshop Journal, 14, Autumn 1982, pp.63-91. […]

Other accounts

Works by other British in Spain Atholl, Katherine. Searchlight on Spain. London: Penguin, 1938 Brockway, Fenner. The Truth About Barcelona. London: ILP, 1937? Buckley, Henry. The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1939, reissued by IB Tauris, 2013. Cardozo, Harold. The March of a Nation: My Year in Spain’s Civil War. […]

Other roles

Works on British volunteers in other roles in Spain For the Republicans: Bridgeman, Brian. The Flyers: the untold story of British and Commonwealth airmen in the Spanish Civil War and other air wars from 1919 to 1940. Swindon: B. Bridgman, 1989. Buchanan, Tom. ‘The Death of Bob Smillie, the Spanish Civil War, and the Eclipse […]


Works on Britain, Ireland and the Spanish Civil War National studies: Buchanan, Tom. Britain and the Spanish Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. -- The Impact of the Spanish Civil War on Britain. War, Loss and Memory. Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, 2007. Francis, Hywell, Miners Against Fascism: Wales and the Spanish Civil War. London: […]

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