Welsh sea captain who rescued thousands in final days of Spanish Civil War

The “Welsh Schindler” of the Spanish Civil War, who rescued thousands of Spaniards from advancing fascist troops, is to be remembered in Cardiff this weekend (11/12 April 2015).   A group of Spaniards will travel from Alicante to Cardiff and join local groups in honouring Cardiff sea captain Archibald Dickson.   Dickson was the master […]

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Cypriots in the International Brigades

‘Spanish Thermopylae: the Cypriot Contribution to the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War’ Talk given by Paul Philippou, University of Cyprus, 19-20 February 2015 Spanish Civil War scholarship has in the main reflected the ideological divisions of the Civil War and of the machinations of Cold War politics. This has been especially true of […]

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A proud history of radicalism

JACK THE BLASTER examines Spain’s rich tradition of left-wing politics, in an article that appeared in the Morning Star on 23 March 2015 (…   A proud history of radicalism   The history of Spanish radicalism is long and proud.   The Iberian peninsula became a crucible for the conflicting political philosophies of the 20th […]

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Opportunity to see the 'No Pasarán!' musical

At our annual commemoration in London on 4 July, IBMT supporters will be able to hear songs from the Spanish Civil War musical 'No Pasarán!' sung by members of the cast. They will be performed at the IBMT social at the Camel & Artichoke (121 Lower Marsh Street, SE1 7AE) at 4pm. Entry is free, […]

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Report from the Len Crome Memorial Conference

By Pauline Fraser (IBMT Trustee) A record audience of more than 180 people attended  this year’s Len Crome Memorial Conference, gaining new insights into many aspects of Guernica, from the terror bombing of the little Basque town to Picasso’s famous painting.  Professor Paul Preston, Founding Chair of the IBMT, chaired the conference, titled, ‘Guernica: the […]

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Death of César Covo

We have today received this sad news from our friends in ACER, the French International Brigades memorial association…   It is with profond sorrow that we have to inform you of the passing of the Brigader César Covo at the age of almost 103 years.    Born in Bulgaria on 27 April 27 in a […]

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Images from the Len Crome Memorial Conference

Some images (below) by Marshall Mateer from our successful Len Crome Memorial Conference in Manchester on Saturday 7 March. The topic was ‘Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece’.    The speakers were  Nicholas Rankin (broadcaster and author): Making History:  GL Steer and the Tree of Gernika; Gijs Van Hensbergen […]

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Events at the Laing Art Gallery

A busy programme of activities to accompany the acclaimed 'Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War' has been announced by the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne ( Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War  Exhibition Tours & Events Listing Tours – exhibition ticket + £2, meet outside […]

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Review in Unison magazine

Review in the latest issue of Unison’s U magazine of ‘A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Newspaper cuttings of the wars in Spain and China from August 1937 to May 1939”:   Published jointly by the IBMT and Lawrence & Wishart, the 212-page book, with contributions by Rodney Bickerstaffe, Jim Jump and Paul Preston and […]

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Mapping the memorials

Using Google Maps, our friends in the Dutch International Brigades memorial association Stichting Spanje 1936-1939 have made a start at identifying all memorials to the International Brigades in Europe.    Their work so far can be seen here:   All the infomation about memorials in Britain and Ireland for the “Spanish Civil War Memorials” […]

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Anniversary of death of Charlie Donnelly, 27 February 1937

Charles Donnelly was a journalist, poet and Irish Republican, born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in 1914. In Dublin he was twice gaoled for his trade union activities, in 1934 and 1935, after which he moved to London, where he joined the Spanish Medical Aid Committee following the outbreak of the war in Spain. He arrived […]

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Battle of Jarama commemoration

Photos and video from last weekend’s Battle of Jarama commemoration organised by our Madrid-based friends in AABI (Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales)   Photos by Óscar Rodríguez   Photos by Bernard Kolter    Vídeo by Carlos Melchor    Report in Diagonal newspaper (in Spanish)  

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