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Brigadas internacionales

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The International Brigades 

(SpanishBrigadas Internacionales) were paramilitary units set up by the Communist International to assist the Popular Front government of the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The organisation existed for two years, from 1936 until 1938. It is estimated that during the entire war, between 32,000 and 35,000 members served in the International Brigades, including 15,000 who died in combat; however there were never more than 20,000 brigade members present on the front line at one time.[1]

The headquarters of the brigade was located at the Gran Hotel,[2] AlbaceteCastilla-La Mancha. They participated in the Battle of MadridJaramaGuadalajaraBruneteBelchiteTeruelAragon and the Ebro. Most of these ended in defeat. For the last year of its existence, the International Brigades were integrated into the Spanish Republican Army as part of the Spanish Foreign Legion. The organisation was dissolved on 23 September 1938 by Spanish Prime Minister, Juan Negrín, in an attempt to get more support from the liberal democracies on the Non-Intervention Committee.

The International Brigades represented Comintern and Joseph Stalin's commitment to provide assistance to the Spanish Republican cause (with arms, logistics, military advisers and the NKVD), just as ItalyPortugal and Germany were providing assistance to the opposing Nationalist insurgency.[3] The largest number of volunteers came from France (where the French Communist Party had many members) and communist exiles from Italy and Germany. A large number of Jews from the English-speaking world and Eastern Europe also participated.[4] Republican volunteers who were opposed to "Stalinism" didn't join the Brigades but formed the separate Trotskyist faction POUM, which was a mix of Spaniards and foreign volunteers (such as George Orwell)[5] or anarcho-syndicalist groups such as the Durruti Column, the IWA and the CNT.

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Brigadas internacionales

Brigadas internacionales

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