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Scots and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity, Activism and Humanitarianism

Fraser Raeburn


Few causes before or since have inspired such passion, determination and sacrifice than the Spanish Civil War (1936-9). This book explores the many ways in which Scots responded to the war in Spain, covering the activists and humanitarians who raised funds and awareness at home, as well as the hundreds of Scots who journeyed to Spain to fight as part of the International Brigades that fought for the Republican cause. Their stories reflect much larger narratives of the rise of European fascism, the networks and cultures of international communism and the wider modern phenomenon of transnational ... More

Keywords: Spanish Civil War, Scotland, International Brigades, Communism, Foreign war volunteering, Fascism, Activism, Humanitarianism, 1930s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474459471
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fraser Raeburn, author
University of Edinburgh