Exhibition poster by Sir Terry Frost

 

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Exhibition poster by Sir Terry Frost
IWM HU71557

In 1976 the International Brigade Association celebrated its 40th Anniversary Reunion.  In response to this event, the Sound Archive of the Imperial War Museum began an oral history project on the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

Listen to extracts from some of our interviews with International Brigade veterans.

The Spanish Civil War sound collection is largely made up of interviews with British people who served with the International Brigades.  There are also recordings of medical aid workers, non-British volunteers, Spanish soldiers and Spanish civilians and refugees. The collection contains very few interviews with soldiers who fought with Franco's forces. Appeals for Nationalist veterans have yet to yield a response.

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Downloadable resources  [.pdf  Acrobat Reader required]:

A short background history of events leading up to the Spanish Civil War.

A list of captions for the art displayed in the exhibition 'Spanish Civil War - Dreams and Nightmares' (IWM, 20 October 2001 - 28 April 2002).

A list of the items displayed in cases in the exhibition 'Spanish Civil War - Dreams and Nightmares' (IWM, 20 October 2001 - 28 April 2002).

Further resources: 

The Sound Archive has published a guide to its Spanish Civil War collection, priced  13.00.  Available from The Sound Archive.

The Department of Printed Books will be publishing a catalogue of its holdings on the Spanish Civil War. For more details telephone 0207 416 5342.

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