20th-25th September 2013: Battle of Ebro 75th anniversary commemorations in Spain


September 5, 2013 by Lydia Syson

The last section of A World Between Us is set during the opening stages of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War, towards the end of which the International Brigade volunteers were sent home. On Saturday 21st September I’m honoured to be speaking about the Cave Hospital at La Bisbal de Falset (where Felix and Nat are reunited in my novel) along with Richard Baxell and Peter Crome, son of the Republican Army 35th Division Chief Medical Officer, Len Crome. It’s part of an IBMT/AABI  tour of the region, which will include visits to key battlefield positions such as Hill 481at Gandesa, the Hospital de Sang Casa de Sant Josep, and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Corbera d’Ebre. Find out more about the history of these places and the events of 1938 at the website of Espais de la Batalla de l’Ebre.


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