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Hundreds of people will gather on London’s South Bank on Saturday 2 July to pay respects to the legendary International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War.


Victor Grossman reports from Germany…


The IBMT and Magdalen Film Society are delighted to be hosting Ken Loach for a charity screening on Friday 10 June of his seminal and controversial film 'Land and Freedom' (1995), followed by a live Q&A.


A group of artists and historians from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have launched ‘A Train to Spain’, described as ‘an international, travelling cross-media project dedicated to the memories of the Scandinavian volunteers who went to Spain 80 years ago during the civil war of 1936-1939’.

From Israel, film-maker Eran Torbiner (‘Madrid before Hanita’, 2006) sends us this clip that he filmed and edited on 28 May this year with Helen Sarid, the daughter of SL Shneiderman, a Yiddish journalist from Poland who wrote from Spain during the civil war, reading her father’s poem ‘1942’. She reads it in Yiddish (with English subtitles):

Here is a message received from our sister association in France, ACER, (Association des Amis des Combattants en Espagne Républicaine} about plans for an 80th anniversary trip to Spain from 23-30 October following the planned memorial unveiling at the Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris on 22 October.

For French readers, here’s an article from Vie Nouvelle (May/June 2016) about the memorial to the International Brigades that will be unveiled at the Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris on 22 October this year. The memorial will take the form of a sculpture by Denis Monfleur and is being supported by ACER (the IBMT’s sister organisation in France), SNCF French railways and the CGT-Cheminots French rail union.

Announcement from the IBMT Oxfordshire memorial committee:


A display to mark the 80th anniversary of Aberdeen’s solidarity with the Spanish seamen strike in the Granite City will go on show on Saturday 28 May at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.  



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