Below are the audio files from the IBMT's collection of over 90 interviews with International Brigaders and people involved in the Aid Spain movement. New interviews will be uploaded in 2024.

Click a title to access the record, which includes the audio file of their interview, a short introduction to the volunteer and a short transcribed excerpt.

Sometimes labelled the Ashton Tapes, the collection of interviews were undertaken during the mid-to-late 1970s, many by Dave Corkill and Stuart Rawnsley for their 1981 book ‘The Road to Spain’. The Imperial War Museum digital collection holds duplicates of some of the interviews. The original reel-to-reel tapes were held by the Tameside Local Studies Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne before they were acquired by the IBMT, converted to CD format and now available as digital audio.

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