The International Brigades of volunteers, who set out to halt the advance of fascism during the
Civil War in Spain, have become a legend. Contemporary source material documenting this
event in depth is difficult to locate. The archive maintained at the Marx Memorial Library,
however, contains a wealth of unpublished and authoritative correspondence, together with
official and clandestine reports, newspaper despatches, pamphlets, propaganda and journals,
making it a uniquely comprehensive source. Over 1,000 previously unpublished photographs
show Brigade members from many nations, and document their experiences. The archive
provides a wealth of material for students of politics, sociology and history of this critical period
of the twentieth century.
Approximately 25,000 document pages.
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