Oxfordshire's involvement in the Spanish Civil War discussed at upcoming talk

Published: Wednesday, 14th October 2015

The Museum of Oxford will host a discussion about Oxfordshire’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War.

Authors Liz Woolley and Valery Rose will discuss their book No Other War: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil 1936-39, which they wrote together with Chris Farman, on Saturday 17 October from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The book tells the story of the 31 men and women from Oxfordshire – including university students, factory workers, journalists, doctors, nurses, an actor and two lords – who travelled to Spain to take part in the war.

Most joined the now legendary International Brigades, and six were killed in the fighting against General Franco.

The book also describes the impact of the war in Oxford – both on the town and the gown – and the growth of the anti-fascist Popular Front movement in the city.

All profits from the book, which contains many rare and previously unpublished photos, will go to a memorial to the 31 Oxfordshire volunteers.

The International Brigades Memorial Trust hopes to unveil the memorial next year to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

For more information about the talk and the Museum of Oxford, visit the Museum of Oxford website.