A monument to the blockade runners

Remembering Those Who Fought Franco At Sea by Paul Shaw   Some 15 years ago, Ronnie Moran, then RMT Glasgow shipping branch secretary, was approached by renowned sculptor Frank Casey looking to honour the seafarers who formed the blockade runners to Spain during the Spanish civil war. The branch (including its then chair and former... Continue Reading →


Soviet Aid for the Spanish Republic

Here is the lecture on Soviet Aid for the Spanish Republic, delivered at the International Seafarers Club as part of the 5th Anti-Fascist Harbour Event “Wolf Hoffmann” in Hamburg 2015. Soviet Support for the Spanish Republic As already announced on the 4th Antifa-Hafentagen last year – in the 70th year after the liberation from fascism – we... Continue Reading →


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