Author Archive for Reid Palmer

Books4Spain: A New Website for Books about Spain in English

July 26, 2012
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Books4Spain: A New Website for Books about Spain in English

The brainchild of Englishman Rod Younger, Book4Spain offers Iberophiles one of the widest selections of books about Spain in the world.
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How an Irish Football Coach saved a Spanish Soccer Team in the SCW

July 26, 2012
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How an Irish Football Coach saved a Spanish Soccer Team in the SCW

Patrick O'Connell not only led FC Barcelona to multiple victories, but allowed for half of the team to escape the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.
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House of Canadian Doctor who Pioneered Blood Transfusion during SCW becomes Focus of Debate

July 26, 2012
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House of Canadian Doctor who Pioneered Blood Transfusion during SCW becomes Focus of Debate

The Canadian government recently opened a $2.5 million visitor's center in the house where Dr. Norman Bethune, the man who pioneered new medical techniques during the Spanish Civil War, was born.
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An interview with Ulrich Kolbe on the Life and Work of ALB Veteran Harry Fisher

July 26, 2012
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An interview with Ulrich Kolbe on the Life and Work of ALB Veteran Harry Fisher

Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran Harry Fisher's friend and translator Ulrich Kolbe was recently interviewed by In Defense of Marxism journalist Karl Belin about the affects of the Spanish Civil War on Fisher's life.
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Englishman leads SCW tours in Barcelona

July 23, 2012
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Englishman leads SCW tours in Barcelona

English tour-guide Nick Lloyd teaches tourists and Spaniards Spanish Civil War history, filling important gap in Barcelona's Spanish Civil War education.
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Lorca in a Green Dress, play about slain poet, opens in Spain

July 23, 2012
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Lorca in a Green Dress, play about slain poet, opens in Spain

A new play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nino Cruz pays tribute to Federico García Lorca, killed by fascist forces in the opening days of the Spanish Civil War.
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Enigma Machine, used in SCW, given to Bletchley Park Trust

July 23, 2012
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Enigma Machine, used in SCW, given to Bletchley Park Trust

An Enigma machine used by Franco's forces in the Spanish Civil War has been given to the British Bletchley Park Trust.
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Legacy of SCW lives on in Guernica

July 23, 2012
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Legacy of SCW lives on in Guernica

Though the Spanish Civil War left many physical and mental scars on Guernica, some citizens attempt to move forward through art.
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Plaque commemorating International Brigaders unveiled in Jubilee Gardens

July 23, 2012
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Plaque commemorating International Brigaders unveiled in Jubilee Gardens

A new plaque has been added to the Jubilee Gardens' International Brigade memorial statue by British International Brigade veteran David Lomon.
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New exhibit in Tel Aviv focuses on Jewish participation in SCW

July 9, 2012
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A new exhibit in the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv focuses on the varied reactions of Jews in Palestine to the Spanish Civil War.
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