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Jarama Series:

April 22, 2016
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Jarama Series:

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Book Review: Alphaeus Prowell An Unordinary Life

April 19, 2016
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Book Review: Alphaeus Prowell An Unordinary Life

Dawn Rolland’s newest e-book Alphaeus Prowell An Unordinary Life, A Genealogy Picture Book, is a companion piece to Letters From An American Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War.  She presents a treasure trove of material that provides context around A. D. Prowell’s life. Prowell was part of a small but active group of African...
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Jarama Series: Dead Mule Trench

April 5, 2016
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Jarama Series: Dead Mule Trench

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: The Deserters

March 16, 2016
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Jarama Series: The Deserters

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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ALBA Chair Emeritus Peter Carroll Shares Poem on the Passing of the Lincolns

March 15, 2016
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ALBA Chair Emeritus Peter Carroll Shares Poem on the Passing of the Lincolns

ALBA Chair Emeritus and prolific author Peter Carroll reckons with the passing of the Lincolns and their enduring legacy in his touching poem “And Counting” which he shared on Portside last week. Read the full poem here.
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News from Spain: Town Honors Volunteers

March 13, 2016
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News from Spain: Town Honors Volunteers

We are thrilled to bring you the good news that the town hall in Vicálvaro (southern Madrid) last November approved the dedication of a square to the International Brigades. This is something that the Socialist party had been campaigning for since 2008, and we were happy to witness the historic moment when the proposal...
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Jarama Series: The Aftermath

March 8, 2016
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Jarama Series: The Aftermath

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Book Review: Prowell’s Letters

March 7, 2016
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<i>Book Review:</i> Prowell’s Letters

Shedding Light on a Volunteer for Liberty Alphaeus Danfourth Prowell: Letters from an American Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War Compiled and Self-Published by Dawn Rolland. Sold through Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and OverDrive.   Dawn Rolland’s self-published compilation of letters written by Alphaeus Danfourth Prowell is short but fascinating.  This...
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The Press Remembers Delmer Berg, the Last of the Lincolns

March 7, 2016
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The Press Remembers Delmer Berg, the Last of the Lincolns

Delmer Berg, last known surviving member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, passed away at his California home. There has been an outpouring of coverage from news outlets around the world.
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Delmer Berg, Last Surviving Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran, Dies at 100

March 2, 2016
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Delmer Berg, Last Surviving Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran, Dies at 100

Delmer Berg (December 20, 1915 – February 28, 2016), the last known surviving veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died peacefully in his California home on Sunday, February 28. Berg followed his service in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) with three years in the Pacific theater of World War Two and a lifetime of labor and...
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