Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer. Cultural Life in a Concentration Camp By Morgan Havard, London Chairman of the International Brigade Association The Volunteer for Liberty, Volume 5, No. 1, January 1944 I cannot imagine feeling any more impotent and helpless than I...
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Good news from Ireland:
The International Brigade Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce that in cooperation with the Belfast City Council a stained glass window will be unveiled later this year to the men from Belfast who went to join the International Brigades in Spain and to the men and women who supported Spanish Aid at home. We approached the council on this matter in 2013 and in March 2014, Councillors McCarthy and Webb moved the motion for this initiative. Subsequently a joint committee of Councillors representing six parties has been established, and the IBCC met with them on the 6th of February to welcome and discuss the project. The IBCC think that it is fitting that such a joint community approach is being taken on this matter. We believe that the initiative for a stained glass window to commemorate the International Brigaders will be the first of its kind throughout the island of Ireland and the UK. It is estimated that the unveiling will take place sometime in October (we aim not to clash with the IBMT AGM in Aberdeen on the 17th Oct.)