Author Archive for Chris Brooks

Jarama Series: Suicide Hill and the First Attack

February 23, 2016
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Jarama Series: Suicide Hill and the First Attack

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: The First Casualty and the Lost Trucks

February 16, 2016
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Jarama Series: The First Casualty and the Lost Trucks

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: Organization of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion

February 12, 2016
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Jarama Series: Organization of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: Centuria Antonio Guiteras

February 3, 2016
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Jarama Series: Centuria Antonio Guiteras

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: The James Connolly Column

January 26, 2016
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Jarama Series: The James Connolly Column

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: Parades in Barcelona

January 5, 2016
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Jarama Series: Parades in Barcelona

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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New Jarama Series

December 30, 2015
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New Jarama Series

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Maria – By Melvin Anderson

December 22, 2015
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Maria – By Melvin Anderson

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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The Commissar and The Good Fight – By Saul Wellman

December 16, 2015
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The Commissar and The Good Fight – By Saul Wellman

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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Commissars I’ve Known (and Admired) – By Milt Wolff

December 10, 2015
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Commissars I’ve Known (and Admired) – By Milt Wolff

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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