Remember Jarama

Post date: 21/11/2023

Programme for the 2024 Battle of Jarama commemoration organised by the Madrid-based Association of Friends of the International Brigades (AABI), including the unveiling of a memorial to the British volunteers.

Please note that the programme has been updated since publication. For information about tickets and bookings, contact AABI directly.

If you plan to attend all or any of these events and want to make contact with other IBMT members or have any queries, contact IBMT Scotland Secretary Mike Arnott:

Thursday 22 February
– 7pm, AABI office (Local 3, Cayetano Pando, Madrid 28047), Yugoslav documentary film ‘Spain Of Our Youth’ (1997, Zdravko Velimirović, 56 mins, Serbian with Spanish subtitles)

Friday 23 February
– 9am, departure by coach from Hotel Agumar (Paseo de la Reina Cristina 7, Madrid 28014).
– 11am, visit to the Scottish memorial and International Brigade hospital.
– 1.30pm, fraternity lunch.
– 3.30pm, return to Madrid. 

Saturday 24 February
– 8.45am, departure by coach from Hotel Agumar.
– Walk across the battlefield, this year dedicated to the Yugoslav and Czech volunteers, with the route following the Dimitrov Battalion’s footsteps and the XV International Brigade’s positions.– Unveiling of a replica of the memorial to the British volunteers who fell at Jarama, sited where the original memorial was raised in 1937.
– 1.30pm, fraternity lunch, Restaurante El Pino, Arganda del Rey.
– 3.30pm, return to Madrid. 

Sunday 25 February
– 11am, meeting at Paseo de Moret (close to Moncloa metro and bus station). 
– Tour of University City, including Parque del Oeste, medical faculty building, International Brigade monument and, time permitting, Puente de los Franceses, ending at about 2pm-2.30pm.
– Opportunity to visit Fuencarral cemetery, where there are several memorials to the International Brigades.

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