The International Brigades

Saints or bloodthirsty adventurers? And what exactly did they achieve? In this magisterial history, Giles Tremlett tells – for the first time – the story of the Spanish Civil War through the experiences of this remarkable group.

The International Brigades

'Magnificent. Narrative history at its vivid and compelling best' Fergal Keane The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism. The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for a generation. Over 35,000 volunteers from sixty-one countries around the world came to defend democracy against the troops of Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. Ill-equipped and disorderly, yet fuelled by a shared sense of purpose and potential glory, these disparate groups of idealistic young men and women formed a volunteer army of a size and type unseen since the Crusades, known as the International Brigades. Were they heroes or fools? Saints or bloodthirsty adventurers? And what exactly did they achieve? In this magisterial history, Giles Tremlett tells – for the first time – the story of the Spanish Civil War through the experiences of this remarkable group. Drawing on the Brigades' archives in Moscow, as well as first-hand accounts, The International Brigades captures all the human drama of a historic mission to halt fascist expansion in Europe.

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The International Brigades
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Giles Tremlett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'Magnificent. Narrative history at its vivid and compelling best' Fergal Keane The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism. The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for
The International Brigades
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Giles Tremlett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-13 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'Magnificent. Narrative history at its vivid and compelling best' Fergal Keane The first major history of the International Brigades: a tale of blood, ideals and tragedy in the fight against fascism. The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for
Conflict Landscapes: An Archaeology of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Salvatore Garfi
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-31 - Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

This volume is an archaeological exploration of the conflict landscapes encountered by volunteers of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). This research draws, not only on the techniques of landscape archaeology, but also on the writings of international volunteers in Spain – in particular, George Orwell.
Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Gerben Zaagsma
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War discusses the participation of volunteers of Jewish descent in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, focusing particularly on the establishment of the Naftali Botwin Company, a Jewish military unit that was created in the Polish Dombrowski Brigade. Gerben
Legions of Babel
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Verle B. Johnston
Categories: Spain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968 - Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania State U.P

Brigadas internacionales que participaban en la Guerra Civil de España, 1936-1939.