New exhibition highlights role of British volunteers in Spanish Civil War

An exhibition about the British volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War will be opened by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam at 12noon on Tuesday 01 September, in Aberdeen Central Library.

Organised by the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT) the 'Antifascistas' exhibition provides information on the British men and women who fought for the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

The Lord Provost said: "These men and women believed so passionately in the cause that they were prepared to give their lives for it. Many paid the ultimate sacrifice, including five men from the North-east. This exhibition brings the story to a new audience in a very accessible way."

IBMT is a British charity which aims to keep alive the memory and spirit of over 50,000 men and women from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain from 1936 to 1939.

The 'Antifascistas' display is one of a number of events planned by IBMT, including the Trust's AGM at the Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen on Saturday 17 October.

The exhibition will run until Saturday 31 October 2015.