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A new plaque dedicated to Capt Archibald Dickson and the crew of the Stanbrook, who defied Franco’s blockade and rescued refugees during the final days of the Spanish Civil War, has been installed in Cardiff.

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Hundreds of ramblers and supporters who attended the the 23-24 April commemoration of the mass trespass at Kinder Scout learned about how many of the young men who played leading roles in the protest would go on to fight fascism in Spain a few years later.

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Paul and Steve Bennett recall the story of their grandfather Donald and great-uncle Gordon, both International Brigaders from Walsall. Gordon Bennett was killed during the Battle of the Ebro but his body was never recovered.

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Words from IBMT Chair Jim Jump in tribute to International Brigader Sam Lesser (1915-2010) at the launch of his memoir, ‘I Saw Democracy Murdered: The Memoir of Sam Russell, Journalist’, at the Marx Memorial Library, London, on 7 April 2022.

Nancy Wallach, board member of our US-based sister organisation ALBA, writes about her father, Lincoln Brigader Hy Wallach, and the chess club he coordinated among fellow volunteers while held in the San Pedro de Cardeña prison.

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IBMT activist Tony Fox writes about a letter written by Teesside Brigader Thomas James ‘TJ’ Carter to the Daily Work

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Award-winning folk band The Young’uns had their musical show, The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, recorded by BBC Radio 3 in a live performance in their hometown of Stockton-on-Tees.

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IBMT member Rob Hargreaves has written a biography of Clem Beckett, the speedway star and stuntman turned International Brigader.

The work features the following introduction by Dolores Long of the IBMT-affiliated North West International Brigade Memorial Group.

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Tony Fox writes about the contributions of International Brigader Miles Tomalin, regarded by fellow volunteer Jim Brewer as 'one of the battalion's most popular figures.'  

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The IBMT's 2022 Len Crome Memorial Conference, held on Saturday 19 March, explored the importance and legacy of those International Brigade volunteers who went from Scotland to Spain to fight fascism.

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