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New Jarama Series

December 30, 2015
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New 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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Blast from the Past: Maria

December 22, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Maria

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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Blast from the Past (Revisited): The Commissar and The Good Fight

December 16, 2015
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Blast from the Past (Revisited): The Commissar and The Good Fight

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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Blast from the Past (Revisited): Commissars I Have Known

December 10, 2015
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Blast from the Past (Revisited): Commissars I Have Known

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