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The Latest from Del Berg, Last Known Lincoln Vet

November 19, 2015
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The Latest from Del Berg, Last Known Lincoln Vet

Last week, the Modesto Bee released the latest interview with last known surviving Lincoln Abraham Brigade Veteran Delmer Berg, who will turn 100 next month. The article, written by journalist John Holland, features a quote from ALBA Executive Marina Garde and new photographs of Del in his Tolumne County, CA home. Read the article here.
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Blast from the Bast: The Artillery Series Comes to an End

November 10, 2015
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Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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Blast from the Past: Last Days in Spain

September 29, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Last Days in Spain

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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Carolyn P. Boyd (1944 – 2015)

September 29, 2015
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Carolyn P. Boyd (1944 – 2015)

Carolyn P. Boyd, a world renowned scholar of modern Spain, died at her home in Irvine, California on July 19, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. She was 71 years of age. Born in La Jolla, California, she was raised in Idaho and received her undergraduate education at Stanford and her doctorate at...
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Blast from the Past: Last Months in Spain

September 24, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Last Months in Spain

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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Memory of Spanish Refugees: Dispatch from Septfonds, France

September 16, 2015
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Memory of Spanish Refugees: Dispatch from Septfonds, France

This summer, traveling by winding roads through darling villages and rolling hills of sunflowers and alfalfa, I took a detour from vacation in the Tarn et Garonne region of France and made my way to the town of Septfonds. Septfonds is an important site of memory in the story of the Spanish Republican exodus,...
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Blast from the Past: A Train Is Bombed

September 15, 2015
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Blast from the Past: A Train Is Bombed

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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Blast from the Past: The Big Retreat

September 9, 2015
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Blast from the Past: The Big Retreat

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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Blast from the Past: At Teruel with the Czech AA Battery

September 1, 2015
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Blast from the Past: At Teruel with the Czech AA Battery

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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Blast from the Past: Los Rompedores

August 25, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Los Rompedores

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the...
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