Antifascistas

British & Irish Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Jun 2010
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ISBN: 
9781907103179
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124
pp
£20.00

This illustrated book tells the story of British and Irish volunteers who joined the International Brigades, travelling from Britain to spain to become soldiers and medical professionals in the Spanish Civil War.

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More than 2500 British and Irish volunteers took the extraordinary decision to risk their lives in this war in Spain, and more than 500 of them died. The book looks at the volunteers’ role in the key battles in Spain, including the heroic work of the medical volunteers and the impact that British and Irish support had in this, the first conflict of the long European struggle between fascism and democracy in the 1930s and 1940s.

Drawing on and containing photographs and images from the period, Antifascistas documents the artistic and historical legacy of the International Brigades, and demonstrates the idealism, commitment and sacrifice of these exceptional men and women.

Published in association with the International Brigade Memorial Trust, and in collaboration with the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies.

With more than 100 illustrations

Introduction - Paul Preston
The International Brigades 
Why They Went 
Key Battles 
Medical Aid for Spain 
Art for the Cause 
Withdrawal of the British Batallion 
The Anti-Fascist Fight Continues 
Remembering the Volunteers 
Died in Spain
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