British Battalion in Spain
“Spain...taught us what internationalism means...There one learned that men could be brothers, that nations and frontiers, religions and races were but outer trappings, and that nothing counted, nothing was worth fighting for but the idea of liberty”.
Merseyside Volunteers: Marça, late May 1938. from left: Robert Doherty (first left officers cap) Jack Jones (in front with black beret) Frank Proctor (bare chest) George Bean (in light trousers, Visiting President of the Liverpool Guild of University Undergraduates) Frank Deegan (back row middle with cap at an angle) William "Ces" Bibby (holding bayonet to Frank's left) Bill Thompson (black beret behind 'Ces') James Jump (next to Cecil with the black curly hair) Ernie Pilson and Australian Kevin Rebecchi (in front of bush) Thanks to Danny Payne for his help in identifying these volunteers from his home city.
Marca: British Battalion survivors after the last action on 23/9/1938. Pic probably taken on the 24th: 6. Bob Cooney 7. Percy Thompson 9. David Plain, 13. Joe Latus 14. Allan Gilchrist 15. Peter Kerrigan 19. Bobby Walker 21. Alun Menai Williams, 20. John Bassett. 22. Cipriano Escudero 26. Jim Brewer 34. John Dunlop 37. John 'Hookey' Walker 40. Benny Goldman 41. George Fletcher 42. Sam Wild 44. Johnnie Power. Tamiment XV Brigade Photograph Collection, Tamiment Library: My thanks to Ray Hoff for numbering the photo.