The International Brigade - Spanish Civil War - Neath, Wales, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 39.717 W 003° 48.148
30U E 444496 N 5723745
Quick Description: A Monument dedicated to - The International Brigade - remembering the men from this area who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Located in Victoria Gardens, Neath, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 4:49:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMG4V4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
Views: 5

Long Description:
The International Brigade, were British and Foreign volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War. They fought and died alongside the Spanish Republicans, (The legaly elected Government).
The uprising was started in July 1936 by Military Generals, with the help of the Facist party in Italy, and the Nazis in Germany, The Rebel leader was General Franco.

"The International Brigades (Spanish: Brigadas Internacionales) were military units made up of volunteers from different countries, who traveled to Spain to defend the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

The number of combatant volunteers has been estimated at between 32,000–35,000, though with no more than about 20,000 active at any one time. A further 10,000 people probably participated in non-combatant roles and about 3,000–5,000 foreigners were members of CNT or POUM. They came from a claimed "53 nations" to fight against the Spanish Nationalist forces led by General Francisco Franco and assisted by German and Italian forces."
International Brigades Info: (visit link)
Spanish civil War Info: (visit link)
War: Spanish Civil War

Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes

Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: no

Year of the memorial or monument: Not listed

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