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Spanish Civil War: Lincoln Brigade?



Some WAISers said the Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War was just a batallion. Ed Eisen clarifies:

"Originally the American contingent to Spain was divided into two battalion, the Abraham Lincoln Batallion and the George Washington Batallion. After Belchete and very heavy losses of personnel, they were reorganized as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade under the aegis of the International Brigade commanded by Marti". RH: The archives of the batallion/brigade, hitherto at Brandeis University, have been acquired by New York University.

Ronald Hilton - 2/15/03


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