Author Archive for Glennys Young

Saving Spanish Lives on the Volga, Summer 1942

November 11, 2017
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Saving Spanish Lives on the Volga, Summer 1942

Alejandra Soler Gilabert, who died in Valencia, Spain last March, was one of the Spanish teachers who worked with the nearly 3,000 children who were evacuated to the Soviet Union during the Spanish Civil War. Soler is credited with saving the lives of 14 children during the battle at Stalingrad—the turning point of the...
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Guerrilla Violence across Borders: The Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and the European Civil War

March 6, 2017
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Guerrilla Violence across Borders: The Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and the European Civil War

Historians have long recognized that Soviet military advisors had commanded troops in the Russian Civil War, suggesting that their experience shaped the way they viewed the Spanish situation. Did Soviet advisors introduce military strategies derived from the Russian Civil War—particularly, guerrilla tactics—into the Spanish war?
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Help save Moscow’s Spanish Center

March 17, 2013
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Help save Moscow’s Spanish Center

Moscow’s-Spanish Center–a sanctuary for the Spanish Civil War refugee community in the former USSR–needs your help! The Center was created in 1966 as a voluntary organization with strong ties to the Communist Parties of the USSR and Spain. Over the years and decades, it has come to be a second home for the nearly...
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Veterans Day at UW: The ALB and the “military family”

November 26, 2012
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Veterans Day at UW: The ALB and the “military family”

Is there a military family of the Spanish Civil War, and of the International Brigades in particular?  Until November 11, 2012, I had never asked myself, or anyone else, that question.  And the odds were against my doing so, not the least because “military family” and “Spanish Civil War” are words that are not...
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