The Spanish Civil War & International Brigades - John Foster

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 13:21

3000 Young men from across Britain, many who were Communists or sympathetic to their cause, left relative safety at home to go and fight for the Republican Government of Spain who were being attacked by Franco's Fascist forces.

They formed International Brigades (Brigadas Internacionales) and fought heroically, aided by material support by the Soviet Union, who stepped in once it was clear that Fascist Germany and Italy were arming and enabling Franco. 600 were from Scotland.