Wednesday, 15 July 2009

International Brigade's Banner

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The International Brigade Memorial Trust was formed in 2002 to educate the public about the history of the men and women who fought in the International Brigades and in the medical and other services in the Spanish Civil War . Their banner shown here was photographed at the recent Durham Miners Gala. .
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The International Brigades were made up of volunteers from many different countries who travelled to Spain to fight for the Republic against the fascist Nationalist forces led by General Franco during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Almost 10,000 volunteers were killed in the conflict.
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