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1996 May 8, 2021

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From RTÉ that year:

Irish veterans of the Spanish Civil War to be honoured with Spanish citizenship in recognition of their services in defence of democracy.

The Spanish Civil War was fought from 1936 to 1939. One hundred and forty five young men left Ireland to join the International Brigades and fight fascism in Spain. For the most part they left quietly for to be seen to be fighting against Franco, was seen to be enlisting on the side of the Devil.

Veteran Michael O’Riordan, a former Chairperson of the Communist Party of Ireland, recalls the oppressive atmosphere in Ireland at the time,

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1. pvnevin - May 10, 2021

Freely available on the internet:
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Spain, by Felix Morrow

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