BSS Webinar Series: The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War

Event Date:

February 25, 2021

Event Time:

6:30 pm

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BSS Webinar Series: The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War.

Prize-winning Author & Madrid based Journalist  Giles Tremlett in conversation with historians Sir Paul Preston and Richard Baxell

Giles Tremlett , a contributing Editor  at the Guardian,  has lived in, and written extensively about Spain almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University thirty years ago.He is the author  of GHOSTS OF SPAIN: Travels Through , and biographies of CATHERINE OF ARAGON and  ISABELLA OF CASTILE

Richard Baxell is a British historian and the author of three books on the Spanish Civil War. Between 2015 and 2018 he was the Chair of the International Brigade Memorial Trust. As of 2020 he is a research fellow at the London School of Economics.

Sir Paul Preston CBE  is an English historian and Hispanist, biographer of Franco and King Juan Carlos, specialist in Spanish modern history. He is the winner of multiple awards for his books on the Spanish Civil War.

The Spanish Civil War drew  over 35,000 foreign volunteers from around the world to fight for the  Spanish Republic against the nationalist  uprising.  Ill-equipped and disorderly, yet fuelled by a shared sense of purpose and potential glory, disparate groups of idealistic young men and women banded together to form a volunteer army known as the International Brigades. Were they heroes or fools? Saints or bloodthirsty adventurers? And what exactly did they achieve? It is the subject of Giles Tremlett’s widely praised new book.

“A deeply impressive work of scholarship that captures the universal drama of the Spanish Civil War … Tremlett brings literary verve to what is the definitive global account of the Brigaders and a moving epic of fraternity in combat” –  New Statesman

“Meticulously researched and engagingly written. Tremlett resurrects an extraordinary cast of characters … The Brigaders remain heroes of the left for their internationalism and self-sacrifice. Tremlett has done them proud” –  Economist

“This is a fine, massively detailed monument to a lost cause … Tremlett has accomplished a tremendous feat” –  Jonathan Meades, Telegraph

Thursday 25th February, 2021 at 18:30-19:30 UK Time

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  • February 25, 2021 6:30 pm   -   7:30 pm
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