Commemorations are under way in Spain for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama, in which over 120 members of the British Battalion were killed while resisting an attempt by Franco to encircle Madrid.
The Charlie Donnelly Winter School returns to Dungannon on 24/25February after a number of years in abeyance. The Hill of the Ó Néill and Ranfurly Arts Centre will play host to many of the events scheduled for the weekend which will focus on the life and works of the Dungannon-born, revolutionary socialist poet.
On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama, the AABI Spanish International Brigades friendship group has produced the following account of the battle and explanation of its military and symbolic significance.
The following information has been received from AABI, the Spanish association of friends of the International Brigades, about their itinerary and arrangements for the international gathering on 17/18 February to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama…