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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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Jarama Series: Pingarrón

March 1, 2016
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Jarama Series: Pingarrón

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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Neither rain, nor sleet nor hail nor snow…

February 28, 2016
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Neither rain, nor sleet nor hail nor snow…

About twenty New York city teachers took part in a four-session ALBA workshop this winter, a special initiative sponsored by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Puffin Foundation. The massive snowstorm a few weeks ago forced some scrambling and rescheduling, but in the end, the...
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Jarama Series: Suicide Hill and the First Attack

February 23, 2016
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Jarama Series: Suicide Hill and the First Attack

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 First Casualty and the Lost Trucks

February 16, 2016
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Jarama Series: The First Casualty and the Lost Trucks

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: Organization of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion

February 12, 2016
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Jarama Series: Organization of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion

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: Centuria Antonio Guiteras

February 3, 2016
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Jarama Series: Centuria Antonio Guiteras

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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Will Franco’s Ghosts Stir Mexican Officials?

February 1, 2016
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Will Franco’s Ghosts Stir Mexican Officials?

By Gloria Leticia Diaz, via FNS News: Anais Huerta says she would really like to know what happened to her great uncle. Felix Llorente Gutierrez was 27 years old when he was detained by followers of General Francisco Franco in Medina del Campo, Spain, on July 28, 1936. Less than one month later, on...
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