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Winifred Wheable-Archer, a long-standing member and supporter of the IBMT, was married at one time to Ron Barber, who was one of the volunteers on the Ciudad de Barcelona when it sank. The ship was torpedoed by an Italian submarine off the coast of Malgrat de Mar, north of Barcelona on 30 May 1937.

Recorded at the 2016 annual commemoration for the British and Irish volunteers who went to Spain between 1936 and 1939 on 2 July in Jubilee Gardens, the South Bank, London.

Eran Torbiner, director of the ‘Madrid before Hanita’ (2006) documentary about the Jewish International Brigade volunteers from Palestine, writes from Israel about his latest project…


An event was held on 16 July at the International Brigade memorial in Cardiff to remember and honour the Welshmen and women who went to Spain to serve the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. 


The programme has been announced for the ‘Lancashire and the Spanish Civil War’ conference in Nelson on 20 August. The conference is being organised by Lancashire Association of Trades Union Councils and runs from 11am-4pm at the ACE Centre, Cross St, Nelson BB9 7NH.

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Ed Ayres, of the IBMT Oxfordshire memorial committee, reports on Ken Loach’s participation at a screening of ‘Land and Freedom’ hosted by the IBMT and Oxford University students last month. His report was compiled with the help of Dr Connal Parr, Colin Carritt and Ann Domoney.

There will be an 80th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Jarama organised by the Madrid-based AABI International Brigades friendship group on the weekend of 17-19 February 2017. 


A weekend in which trade unionist, labour movement activists and IBMT members are invited to participate in an 8oth anniversary commemoration of the first battle of the British Battalion, at Jarama on 12February 1937. With the support of Unite, Unison, ASLEF, PCS and the TUC in the N

By José Velázquez



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