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Yesterday's Witness: A Cause Worth Fighting For


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The Spanish Civil War, in the late 30s, could be said to be the first of the ideological wars of our time. Nazi Germany and fascist Italy used Spain as a rehearsal ground for the greater war to come. Thousands of volunteers poured into Spain to take up arms on the other side against Franco. Of the 2,000 volunteers who went from Britain, 500 were killed. The members of the British Battalion of the International Brigade were mainly workers: railwaymen, miners, trades unionists. In this programme they - and others who supported them - tell the story of the Civil War as they saw it.
Taking part:
Claud Cockburn, Bob Cooney, Tony Gilbert, Margaret Lesser, Wil Paynter, Jim Prendergast, Bessie Wild and Sam Wild
Narrator James Cameron


Interviewee: Claud Cockburn
Interviewee: Bob Cooney
Interviewee: Tony Gilbert
Interviewee: Margaret Lesser
Interviewee: Wil Paynter
Interviewee: Jim Prendergast
Interviewee: Bessie Wild
Interviewee: Sam Wild
Narrator: James Cameron
Film Editor: Chuck Despins
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Michael Rabiger

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Yesterday's Witness: A Cause Worth Fighting For

BBC Two England, 27 August 1973 21.55

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