Author Archive for Chris Brooks

Burro’s Burden – By Sam Carsman

March 3, 2015
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Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. Here, Sam Carsman reveals one of the conflict’s lighter moments in an excerpt from his memoir of his time...
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Blast from the Past: Deyo and John Jacobs

February 24, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Deyo and John Jacobs

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. With the following two articles, we remember the brothers Edward Deyo and John Jacobs. Deyo...
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A Hall of Memories – By Abe Smorodin

February 17, 2015
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A Hall of Memories – By Abe Smorodin

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. This week we pause over Abe Smorodin‘s recollection of some of the men with whom he...
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Democracy in the Regiment de Tren? – By Don MacLeod

February 10, 2015
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Democracy in the Regiment de Tren?  –  By Don MacLeod

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. As momentous electoral changes crop up across the globe today, we post Don MacLeod‘s brief...
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A Love Story – By Leo Rosenberg

February 3, 2015
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A Love Story – By Leo Rosenberg

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. We follow up last week’s wonderful article with another by the same author, Leo Rosenberg. Here, Rosenberg...
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The First Day – By Leo Rosenberg

January 27, 2015
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The First Day – By Leo Rosenberg

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. This week we feature a longer piece by Leo Rosenberg who describes the transformation of...
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Poems in Memory of Louis Ladman – By Ida Gill

January 20, 2015
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Poems in Memory of Louis Ladman – By Ida Gill

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. Here we reproduce two poems written by Ida Gill in memory of Abraham Lincoln Brigade...
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The Unknown Contingent – By Ken Graeber

January 13, 2015
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The Unknown Contingent – By Ken Graeber

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. The third installment is a piece from Ken Graeber on the International Brigades’ reserve ambulance corps....
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I Didn’t Shoot Him – By Maury Colow

January 6, 2015
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I Didn’t Shoot Him – By Maury Colow

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. For this next installment, here is Maury Colow’s reflection on a decision made through rifle-sights...
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Book Review: Irish volunteers in Spain

December 30, 2014
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<i>Book Review:</i> Irish volunteers in Spain

Barry McLoughlin, Fighting for Republican Spain, 1936-38, Frank Ryan and the Volunteers from Limerick in the International Brigade, Ireland:  Barry McLoughlin, 2014. 
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