Author Archive for Jim Jump

Alicante plaque recalls final rescue voyage

September 10, 2014
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Alicante plaque recalls final rescue voyage

A memorial to the evacuation on a British ship of some 3,000 Spanish Republicans in the final days of the Spanish Civil War was unveiled on 30 March – almost exactly 75 years since the Stanbrook set sail from Alicante on 28 March 1939.
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When writers and poets took sides

September 10, 2014
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When writers and poets took sides

IBMT conference focuses on cultural impact and legacy of the war in Spain
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IBMT’s first permanent exhibition opens

September 10, 2014
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IBMT’s first permanent exhibition opens

Original British Battalion banner on display at Newhaven Fort
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Philip Tammer (1915-2014)

September 10, 2014
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Philip Tammer (1915-2014)

The last known International Brigade veteran living in Britain, Philip Tammer, died in London on 28 January 2014, aged 98.
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Gerald Howson (1925-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Gerald Howson (1925-2014)

Eminent Spanish Civil War historian Gerald Howson died on 7 June, aged 88
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Marina Ginestà (1919-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Marina Ginestà (1919-2014)

Marina Ginestà was the 17-year-old militant socialist pictured on a Barcelona rooftop in one of the most memorable images of the Spanish Civil War.
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“And when I get another ship…”

March 21, 2014
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“And when I get another ship…”

The unsung story of the British ships and seafarers who defied fascist bombs and u-boats – along with British government indifference – to trade with Republican Spain.
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Assurances on Madrid Memorial

March 21, 2014
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Assurances on Madrid Memorial

We’ve been assured by our friends in Madrid that the International Brigade memorial in the capital’s University City is not in danger. As reported in our last issue, the memorial was deemed to be under threat following a Madrid court ruling in favour of a writ brought by a lawyer with far-right connections complaining...
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Ebro memorial unveiled

March 21, 2014
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Ebro memorial unveiled

A plaque to the British Battalion’s last stand in southern Catalonia in September 1938 was unveiled on 24 September 2013 by family members of those who took part in the fighting. Erected by the IBMT, it stands next to the old church of Corbera d’Ebre, which was ruined during the Battle of the Ebro...
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Taking sides: Artists and writers on the Spanish Civil War

March 11, 2014
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Taking sides: Artists and writers on the Spanish Civil War

Marshall Mateer has produced a video report (running for just under 10 minutes) of the IBMT’s conference, Taking Sides: Artists and Writers on the Spanish Civil War, which was held in Manchester on March 1st. Separate videos of all four lectures will be posted on the IBMTnews YouTube site in due course.  
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