Remembering the International Brigades and the victims of Francoism

  One of Spain’s leading campaigners for justice for the tens of thousands of victims of Franco’s dictatorship will address the annual commemoration this Saturday (5 July 2014) for the British volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the legendary International Brigades.   Emilio Silva will attend the gathering on London’s […]

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Film of Newhaven Fort exhibition

  A nine-minute film by Marshall Mateer showing highlights of the opening of the IBMT’s permanent exhibition at Newhaven Fort, East Sussex, on 28 May can be seen here:     Stills of the event can be viewed on the IBMT Flickr page at    

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Opening of Newhaven Fort exhibition

IBMT members are invited to attend the opening of a permanent exhibition about the International Brigades at Newhaven Fort [Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9DS] on Wednesday 28 May 2014.    The programme begins at 12 noon. All those wishing to attend must notify the IBMT in advance in order to waive the normal […]

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Appeal launched for memorial in Oxford to Spanish Civil War volunteers

A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise a memorial to the International Brigade volunteers associated with Oxford who fought in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.  The initiative has the support of Oxford City Council and the Oxford & District Trades Union Council.    The city council and the trades union council are working […]

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Video of 2014 Len Crome Memorial Lecture

  Video report (9.41 mins) by Marshall Mateer of the IBMT’s conference on artists ‘Taking Sides’ on the Spanish Civil War held in Manchester on 1 March. Separate videos of all four lectures will be posted on the IBMT’s YouTube site in due course. Pictured here are speakers (clockwise from top) Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom, Jane Rogoyska, […]

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'Antifascistas' at Newhaven Fort

  The IBMT’s 'Antifascistas' exhibition, plus new audio-visual material, is now on permanent display at the Newhaven Fort Second World War visitors’ centre in Sussex. See for opening times and admission charges.  

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Jarama commemoration 2014

  Remembering Jack Edwards and Kit Conway   By Manus O’Riordan (IBMT Ireland Secretary)    On Friday 21 February 2014, the ashes of Liverpool International Brigader Jack Edwards (1914-2011) were scattered by his family on the Jarama battlefield outside Madrid, where he had fought and been wounded in action in February 1937. See for […]

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Coming soon: IBMT conference on artists and writers

    Taking Sides: Artists and Writers on the Spanish Civil War Saturday, 1 March 2014, 11am-5pm, Manchester Conference Centre (Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB) International Brigade Memorial Trust’s annual Len Crome Memorial Lecture   A public lecture day in Manchester on 1 March will focus on the wealth of outstanding literature, film, photography and […]

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IBMT tour of Aragon Front

'Tomorrow we’ll have coffee in Huesca'   A six-day International Brigade Memorial Trust tour to the Aragon Front in October 2014 (9th to 15th)   The group will assemble on Thursday 9th October at Callafell, a small seaside town, easily accessible by rail from both Barcelona El Prat and Barcelona Reus airports. The following morning […]

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“Homage without Frontiers”

  “Homage without Frontiers” to the International Brigades on Saturday 15 February – only on Facebook!   Join this first online homage organised by the AABI Spanish International Brigades friendship group. The aim is to bring together Facebook supporters of the International Brigades from some 40 countries – especially those unable to attend the AABI’s […]

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Video of 75th anniversary event

Gregg McDonald of Consequential Films has made a 16-minute video of the gala evening at Rich Mix, London, on 7 December 2013 to mark the 75th anniversary of the return of the British Battalion from Spain. The gala evening was organised by Philosophy Football in association with the IBMT. Go to: 

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75th anniversary of the return of the volunteers from Spain

  Seventy-five years ago today, 7 December 1938, the British Battalion arrived home from Spain. See silent footage of their arrival in Newhaven and then at London’s Victoria Station, where they are welcomed, first by Fred Copeman, a previous commander of the British Battalion, then by Labour Party leader Clement Attlee:   After […]

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