Inauguración como Lugar de Memoria Democrática a la fosa común del Cementerio de Puerto Real (2018).

Reflections From My Desk, by Debbie Eade There were two important dates for the Historical Memory movement in Spain last week. The first was Sunday 18 July, which marked 85 years since the Civil War began, when Franco brought troops by air and sea to the Campo de Gibraltar areaSeguir leyendo…

Ciclo de conferencias "Golpe, guerra y represión".

The cycle of conferences called ‘Golpe, guerra y represión’ which has been organised by the Casa de la Memoria association began on Friday 16 July with an interview with renowned British hispanist and historian Paul Preston. Questions were put to him by the president of the Association, Malgara García Díaz,Seguir leyendo…

The people, against the military coup.

18th July marked the 85th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War in the Campo de Gibraltar area, when Franco brought troops by air and sea from Morocco and immediately began to instil terror into the area to prevent any attempts at resistance. People on social media sharedSeguir leyendo…

Norman Bethune realiza una transfusión a un herido durante la Guerra Civil. (Library and Archives Canada)

Sebastian Browne, doctor en Historia, miembro de la Associate Lecturer de la School of Humanities de la Canterbury Christ Church University, ofrece una conferencia titulada La sanidad en la guerra. Esta intervención, que se emite en inglés y castellano, se enmarca en el ciclo Golpe, guerra y represión, organizado porSeguir leyendo…

Juan de la Cierva. (Foto: Archivo ABC)

In Murcia, the regional government says it is going to court to contest the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision not to allow the international airport at Corvera to be named after the aviator and inventor Juan de la Cierva. He was an aeronautical engineer who invented the ‘autogiro’, an aircraft inSeguir leyendo…

Josep Almudéver, the last surviving member of the International Brigades.

Tributes have been paid this week to Josep Almudéver, believed to have been the last surviving member of the International Brigades, who has died in France at the age of 101. He was born in the French city of Marseilles in 1919, but was living in the town of Alcasser,Seguir leyendo…

Diccionario Biográfico de Voluntarios de Argentina en la Guerra Civil Española.

A new book which is the result of over 20 years of research has just been published, and it is a biographical dictionary of 1,000 volunteers from Argentina in the Spanish Civil war. It has been written by historian Jerónimo Boragina, who is himself Argentinian, and is called Diccionario BiográficoSeguir leyendo…

The José Luis Díez in port before the events related in this article took place.

The name José Luis Díez will be familiar to those with a knowledge of Gibraltar’s history, but less so elsewhere. This Republican ship, which could be described as ‘lucky’ or ‘ill-fated’, depending on one’s point of view, caused diplomatic ructions with the Gibraltarian and British authorities after seeking refuge onSeguir leyendo…

Alumnos del instituto Kursaal de Algeciras, en la Casa de la Memoria.

Reflections From My Desk, by Debbie Eade We have a visitors’ book at the Casa de la Memoria La Sauceda. Very occasionally, someone will leave a comment such as ‘why don’t you tell the whole story of the Civil War? Both sides killed people’. And I’m sorry that they haven’tSeguir leyendo…

Love And Revolutionary Greetings. An Ohio Boy In The Spanish Civil War.

When Laurie Levinger opened a box of old papers given to her by her father years earlier, she discovered letters and poems written by her uncle while he was fighting with the International Brigades. She has written a book about him, called Love and Revolutionary Greetings; An Ohio Boy inSeguir leyendo…