Final programme for IBMT conference on Guernica on 7 March

Guernica: The destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece Saturday, 7 March 2015, 11am-5pm, Manchester Conference Centre (Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB)   International Brigade Memorial Trust’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference   A public lecture day in Manchester on 7 March will focus on the 1937 bombing of the historic Basque […]

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Clips from Aragon tour

Two mini videos are now on IBMTnews and Flickr showing clips from the commemorative tour of Aragon last October. There are extended notes underneath each (scroll down):   John Cornford: Jane Bernal reads the poem ‘Full Moo at Tierz: Before the Storming of Huesca’   Felicia Browne: Glenda Browne reads out a report of […]

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Martin Green (1932-2015)

We are very sad to learn of the death of Martin Green (born Stockport 10 July 1932, died St Austell 4 February 2015). Martin was a founder member of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and for many years was one of its most active supporters.  As a young boy he was attended AS Neill’s Summerhill […]

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Programme for 19-22 February Battle of Jarama commemoration

Message from the AABI International Brigades friendship group in Madrid…   We only have two weeks to go until Jarama weekend, and we would like to invite you to attend the events we have organised for the days before and after the March. Please find below the revised programme for February 19th to 22nd, which […]

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'A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook'

  The IBMT is pleased to announce publication of:   ‘A Spanish Civil War Scrapbook: Elizabeth Pearl Bickerstaffe’s newspaper cuttings of the wars in Spain and China from August 1937 to May 1939’ Jim Jump (Editor) Introduction by Paul Preston Foreword by Rodney Bickerstaffe   Normal retail price is £25. Available to IBMT members and […]

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'Exile' exhibition video

Here’s a video by Helen Le Brocq of the exhibition ‘Exile’/’Exilio’ at Wolfson College Gallery, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD, featuring artists Sonia Boué and Jonathan Moss preparing their installations, as well the exhibition’s opening on 11 January.     The exhibition of paintings and video is on the theme of exile and the French […]

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Book review: ‘Town and gown’ united in the cause of Spain

Richard Baxell reviews “No Other Way: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39” by Chris Farman, Valery Rose and Liz Woolley (Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee: Oxford, 2015) £5 (special price ffrom the IBMT)   When Paul Preston was promoting “The Spanish Holocaust”, his exhaustive account of the appalling atrocities committed during the Spanish Civil […]

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Strong backing for memorial

There was an excellent leading article in the Oxford Times on 15 January about the IBMT’s plans for an International Brigade memorial in Oxford and in response to ‘No Other Way’, the new book about the Oxfordshire volunteers.   The article, copied below, can be accessed here:   To order ‘No Other Way’, send […]

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Message from our friends in Spain

A message from our colleagues in the AABI (Association of Friends of the International Brigades) in Madrid…   A new year has begun which seems to herald important political changes.  These changes will only become a reality if we are ready to fight for them.  We hope that the victory of Syriza in Greece might […]

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Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War

The IBMT is proud to announce publication of:   ‘No Other War: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39’ by Chris Farman, Valery Rose and Liz Woolley, with a foreword by Professor Tom Buchanan, 124 pages, fully illustrated, £5 (plus £3 p&p).   ‘No Other Way’ tells the untold story of the 31 men and […]

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Birthday greetings

Happy birthday to Stan Hilton, the last surviving British International Brigader, who is 97 today (31 December 2014). Here is an article by David Leach about Stan Hilton, which first appeared in 2013 in IBMT Newsletter no.1-13. Since it was written, Stan has moved from Yarrawonga to a nursing home at Ocean Grove, Victoria, to be […]

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New Year greetings

2015 New Year greeting cards from the IBMT and our sister organisations in Denmark and the Netherlands. In the US, ALBA (Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives) have produced this 4-minute video about their successes in 2014:   

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