15th International Brigade

I first came across their memory in a squat listening to Christy Moore’s song, Viva la quinte brigada, on the Ride on album. Here (via El bibliómano and JM Collado, who appears to have copied a whole load of the archive without adding anything of interest) is a collection of photos. Paradoxically, none of the men mentioned in Christy’s song appear in the individual portraits. I don’t know what the relationship was between the Connolly Column and the 15th. I spent five minutes trying to work out where the instruments being used in the band concert came from. Some look Eastern European, but with others I don’t know.

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