Author Archive for Len Tsou

80th anniversary event at Guadalajara, October 28

October 29, 2016
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80th anniversary event at Guadalajara, October 28

In the foggy morning, we were greeted by the Mayor of Torija and the President of Guadalajara Memorial in front of the town hall. The town awarded Freedom Medals to delegates honoring IBers. This was the same spot where IBers gathered to receive welcome from the town 79 years ago. Then we rode buses...
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80th Anniversary Celebrations in Paris, Benicàssim, Albacete, and Madrigueras: Photo galleries

October 24, 2016
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80th Anniversary Celebrations in Paris, Benicàssim, Albacete, and Madrigueras: Photo galleries

An official inauguration of a monument to the International Brigades was held in front of the Austerlitz train station in Paris on October 22. This was the place where the International Brigaders rode trains to Spain 80 years ago. Among crowded participants (French, Swedish, Danish, Russian, German, Dutch, Italian, Canadian, Polish, USA, UK, Puerto Rico, Romanian, etc.), there was Vicente Almudever (98...
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Gopal Mukund Huddar: An Indian Volunteer in the IBs

August 25, 2016
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Gopal Mukund Huddar: An Indian Volunteer in the IBs

Among a handful of India-born brigaders who fought with the Spanish Republic was Gopal Mukund Huddar, a journalism student in his thirties. Nancy and Len Tsou, experts on the Asian volunteers in Spain, tell his remarkable story, which passes through the POW camp at San Pedro de Cardeña.
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“Spanish Doctors” in China

December 8, 2015
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“Spanish Doctors” in China

Twenty medical doctors serving in the International Brigades went straight from Spain to China to help the country defend itself against Japanese aggression. They are remembered fondly in China today.
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Chinese volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

May 23, 2013
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Chinese volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Los brigadistas chinos en la Guerra Civil: La llamada de España (1936-1939), by Hwei-Ru Tsou and Len Tsou, was published this month by Los Libros de la Catarata in Madrid, Spain. This new book is a Spanish edition of the original Chinese book, The Call of Spain: The Chinese Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) which was...
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A Chinese volunteer in the Lincoln Brigade

January 4, 2013
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A Chinese volunteer in the Lincoln Brigade

Among the nearly 3,000 U.S. volunteers who joined the International Brigades in Spain, there were two Chinese: Chi Chang (张纪) from Minnesota and Dong Hong Yick (his Chinese name: 陈文饶, Wen Rao Chen) from New York’s Chinatown. Chang survived the Spanish Civil War, but Yick was killed at Gandesa in 1938. Chi Chang came from...
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