Almost 200 of them volunteered to join the International Brigade
and travelled to Spain to fight fascism as the country was ripped apart by the Civil War between its democratically elected Republican Government and General Franco's fascist army.
The plaque campaign involved the International Brigade
Memorial Trust, which works to keep alive the memory of volunteers who joined forces in a bid to defend democracy and fight General Franco's fascism in Spain from 1936 to 1939.
Adding new information in this edition, Sugarman, an author and archivist at the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women Military Museum, details the participation of British Jews in World War II, in the Shanghai Volunteer Corps, International Brigade
in the Spanish Civil War, Fire Service, Battle of Britain, Battle of Arnhem, SIG (Special Identification Group/Special Intelligence Group), Royal Air Force, Special Operations Executive, Korean War, and other contexts, as well as the individuals contributions of Lionel Cohen, Barnett Lewis, S.
Staring at the bleak hills many of the International Brigade
volunteers died on brought back the scale of the courage of these young idealists who felt it their duty to stem the rising tide of European fascism in the 1930s before governments did.
Anti-fascists from many countries voluntarily joined the International Brigade
to help in the fight to defend the Spanish Republic and democracy.
The International Brigade
, during the Spanish Civil War Keystone
One brother enrols in the International Brigade
to fight in the Spanish Civil War, drawn to defend his mother's Spanish relatives, while the other joins the Black Shirts.
Right-wingers in Spain are trying to have a memorial to the International Brigade
volunteers taken down.
The plaque bears the name of 27 Liverpool men who joined the International Brigade
to fight the fascists.
With an average age of thirty-two, they were somewhat older than their International Brigade
comrades; they were more likely to have had military experience than their American brethren in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, but less so than the Europeans.
EBRO OFFENSIVE GENERAL FRANSISCO FRANCO MAKENZIE-PAPINEAU BATTALION HILL 609 HILL 66 INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE
REPUBLICANOS 15TH BRIGADE NATIONALES SECOND SPANISH REPUBLIC DOCTOR NORMAN BETHUNE MANUEL AZANA ERNEST HEMINGWAY COMMUNISTS POPULAR FRONT