Author Archive for Jim Jump

2014 Len Crome Lecture announced: Photography, Art, Film & Journalism in the SCW

October 19, 2013
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2014 Len Crome Lecture announced: Photography, Art, Film & Journalism in the SCW

Len Crome lecture: Taking Sides: Artists and Writers and the Spanish Civil War Date/Time: Saturday, 1st March, 2014 11 am – 5 pm (optional Spanish evening meal 6pm – 9pm) Speakers:  Republican Education and the Arts: Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom The Representation of the International Brigades in Spanish Cinema: Carmen Herrero Gerda Taro and Robert Capa: Photographing War: Jane...
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New plaque to British Battalion

September 25, 2013
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New plaque to British Battalion

Situated next to the old church of Corbera d‘Ebre, a memorial plaque marking the last stand of the British Battalion in Spain in September 1938 was unveiled on 24 September 2013 by family members of those who took part in the Battle of the Ebro. The plaque has been sponsored by the International Brigade Memorial...
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Book Review: Poverty, war and football

September 15, 2013
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<i>Book Review:</i> Poverty, war and football

In and Out of the Lion’s Den: Poverty, War and Football by Julie Ryan (2013) £9.99
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Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia revisited

September 15, 2013
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Orwell’s <em>Homage to Catalonia</em> revisited

‘Homage to Catalonia’ Praised for literary merit but criticised for narrow focus at Len Crome Memorial Lecture
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The Brigades’ last stand: New Memorial to be unveiled

September 8, 2013
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The Brigades’ last stand: New Memorial to be unveiled

The last stand of the British Battalion in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 will be remembered on Tuesday 24 September 2013 with the unveiling of a memorial in the village close to where the final day’s action took place exactly 75 years ago. The ceremony will be held at 12 noon in Corbera d’Ebre in...
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75th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro remembered in London

June 27, 2013
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75th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro remembered in London

Supporters of the legendary International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War will gather in Jubilee Gardens in London’s South Bank from 12.30pm on Saturday 6 July. Next to the park’s International Brigade memorial they will commemorate the 2,500 volunteers from the British Isles who defended the Spanish Republic against Franco, Hitler and Mussolini between...
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British allies: Keeping history alive

June 20, 2013
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British allies: Keeping history alive

There were mixed feelings at the end of last year among those of us dedicated to preserving the memory of the 2,500 International Brigade volunteers from Britain and Ireland. On the one hand we celebrated the fact that the International Brigade Memorial Trust now has over 900 paying members. This is a record figure,...
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David Lomon, last British IBer (1918-2012)

March 18, 2013
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David Lomon, last British IBer (1918-2012)

David Lomon, who died on 21 December 2012, aged 94, was the last known survivor in Britain of the more than 2,500 volunteers from the British Isles who joined the International Brigades.
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Review: Writers at war

March 17, 2013
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Review: Writers at war

David Boyd Haycock. I am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism (Old Street Publishing, Brecon, 2012).
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Mystery sketch: Help wanted

March 16, 2013
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Mystery sketch: Help wanted

Can anyone shed any light on the origins of this sketch? It belonged to Arthur West, an ac­tivist in the Aid Spain movement in Notting­ham and a prominent local trade unionist, who died in 1979, aged 67. The portrait is ded­icated at the top to “the Liverpool Local with Red Front Saluds, Jack Coward.”...
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