The brothers who stood up for Spain
by Albert Scherfig
BETWEEN 500 and 550 Danes went as volunteers to fight in the Spanish civil war from 1936 and 1939 on the side of the Republic.
At the beginning they went individually, but from November 1936 Denmark’s Communist Party (DKP) recruited people and organised travel routes etc. You can find information about date and travel route to Spain for 219 volunteers.
Most of them went in the winter of 1936-37; that was before the government made it illegal to volunteer in the Spanish civil war.
Ninety-five per cent of Danish volunteers were workers. Half of them were unskilled workers... read more
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