May issue of IBMT magazine out to members

Post date: 24/05/2023
Cover: IBMT Kate Armstrong at the IBMT's Annual General Meeting in October 2022, holding up a picture of her great uncle Alec.

Issue 2-2023 of the IBMT digital magazine, ¡No Pasaran!, has gone out to all paid-up members in the form of an email link. The cover story is a piece by IBMT member Kate Armstrong, explaining how she discovered the identity of her International Brigader great uncle Alec Armstrong. Her reflections touch on the importance of remembering the majority of working-class International Brigaders who left more obscure historical and biographical records.

A theme that runs through the issue is the various ways that the Brigaders and the Spanish Civil War are remembered. News pieces showcase the various Battle of Jarama memorial events that took place in Spain and across the UK early this year. These are followed by an article introducing the work of the Lost Sons of Albion, a British Battalion reenactment society, as well as a preview of a pioneering new online collection, the Virtual Museum of the Spanish Civil War.

Other highlights include ongoing research by Ana Varela-Lago, from the Martin-Springer Institute, into the story behind a civil war photo and the story it tells. Also, ahead of the Durham Miners' Gala, Tony Fox provides a study of the volunteers from the coalfields of the North East. There are also book reviews of Paul Preston's new book 'Architects of Terror', Michael Eaude's 'A People's History of Catalonia', the 2022 reprint of John Langdon-Davies', 'Behind the Spanish Barricades', and more.

All paid-up members, households and affiliated organisations will have been sent an email link to access the latest issue as a digital magazine. Print issues are available via the IBMT Shop here.

Members receive three issues of the digital magazine a year. Keep up to date with your membership to ensure you get the latest digital issue as soon as it is published by renewing here.

Posted on 24 May 2023.

IBMT logo

Support our work

You can support the IBMT by joining us or affiliating your union branch – see details and membership forms here:
menuchevron-up linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram