Prelude to the Last Battle
The International Brigades in the Priorat,
During the spring of 1938, the Republican army was
stationed in different locations within the Priorat region to recover, both mentally and physically, after the terrible retreat
from the Aragon front. Fron then on, military preparations were set in motion to form the Army of the Ebro, culminating in
the Republic's last ambitious offesive -the Battle of the Ebro. In this period of repite from the front lines that is
was covered by this book and by the exhibition, Prelude to the last Battle: The International Brigades in the Priorat,1938,
a collection of photographs that illustrate the times of recreation and tranquillity when the soldiers were closer to the
people of the villages and could find moments to enjoy the life again.
PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK 'PRELUDE TO THE LAST BATTLE'
We have pleasure in announcing that the book of photographs to accompany our travelling
exhibition, 'Prelude to the Last Battle', has now been published in English and Catalan. We will soon be able to announce
the time and place of the official presentation.
Next Friday 24th April at 7:30pm will be presented the photo book (bilingual,
both in Catalan and English) 'PRELUDE TO THE LAST BATTLE: The International Brigades
in the Priorat, 1938' in the Public Library Savador Estrem of Falset (41, Baix St.). The journalist and writer Toni Orensanz
will be the presenter
Any person or institution collaborating with NJLM will be presented with a copy. Everybody is invited.
One chapter of the book is dedicated to Andrew Flanagan, page 72.
This book has been produced by the editorial committee of No Jubilem la Meṃria. Angela Jackson has
been the president of this cultural association since 2003, the year of its foundation. She is the author of various books
on the Spanish Civil War, including her doctoral tessis, British women and the Spanish Civil War soon to be published in Spanish
as Británicas y la Guerra Civil Española. Her most recent book, At the Margins of Mayhem: Prologue and Epilogue to the Last
Great Battle of the Spanish Civil War (Warren & Pell Publishing, 2008) is the result of her ongoing research and has also
been published in Catalan as Els brigadistes entre nosaltres (Cossetània, Valls, 2008)
For more information see: www.nojubilemlamemoria.cat