Heroic Voices of the Spanish Civil War: Memories from the International Brigades

Heroic Voices of the Spanish Civil War: Memories from the International Brigades


By (author) Peter Darman

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  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 234mm x 26mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847734693
  • ISBN 13: 9781847734693
  • Illustrations note: 2x8 b&w plates
  • Sales rank: 501,654

Product description

1 April 2009, is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War, a war that inspired thousands of men and women to fight Fascism in Spain, but one that has since been overshadowed in history by the Second World War. Men and women from every strata of society and from around 50 countries were inspired to volunteer and risk their lives fighting, nursing and reporting for the Republicans in Spain. But what drew so many to fight this cause that was not their own and how did this war capture the passion of so many? And, most importantly, what were the experiences of those who fought as part of the International Brigades in this vicious battle of ideals between communism and Franco's Fascism? This fascinating book reveals through volunteers' own words the circumstances that combined to unite men and women from across the world as anti-Fascists in Spain. "Heroic Voices of the Spanish Civil War" brings together a collection of interviews and writings from the members of the International Brigades. Based on original and previously unpublished interviews from the Imperial War Museum's sound archives and other first-hand accounts from surviving members, Peter Darman's book resounds with the voices of those who felt compelled to fight in Spain and the reality of conflict for those who had often never experienced warfare before.

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Author information

Peter Darman holds a postgraduate degree in history from the University of York. He has written a number of books on military and historical subjects, including A - Z of the SAS, Prince Rupert of the Rhine: A Study in Generalship, The Survival Handbook, Posters of World War II, Uniforms of World War II and the Civil War Trivia Book. He currently lives in London.