Homage to the Veterans of the International Brigades on the 50th Anniversary
of the Spanish Civil War
veterans of the International Brigades which participated in the defense
of the Spanish Republic against the fascist forces of General Francisco
Franco during the civil war of 1936-1939 are portrayed as theyappeared
on the stage of Madrid's Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones on 19
October 1986 when they were honored by Spanish authorities in commemoration
of the 50th Anniversary of the conflict. Some hold red carnations
handed to them by young girls.
On the lower left the call to arms from Dolores Ibárruri, La Pasionaria:
"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
Return" hangs in New York University's Tamiment Library
& Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,
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