International Brigades

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The International Brigades (Spanish: Brigadas Internacionales) were military units made up of anti-fascist socialist, communist and anarchist volunteers from different countries, who traveled to Spain to defend the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

An estimated 32,000[1] people from a claimed "53 nations"[1] volunteered. They fought against the Spanish Nationalist forces led by General Francisco Franco and assisted by German and Italian forces.


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