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Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943$
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Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr, and John Earl Haynes

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300198225

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300198225.001.0001

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The International Brigades in Spain

The International Brigades in Spain

(p.85) Chapter Five The International Brigades in Spain
Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943

Fridrikh I. Firsov

Harvey Klehr

John Earl Haynes

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the Comintern's role in organizing the International Brigades (IB) in Spain. The IB are a multinational force of 30,000 to 40,000 soldiers that saved Madrid from Nationalist assault in the Spanish Civil War. The chapter analyzes the cipher correspondence that contains information on the Comintern's role in recruiting volunteers via the Communist parties and organizing them in Spain as its controlled army.

Keywords:   Comintern, International Brigades, Spain, Madrid, Nationalist, Communist parties, army

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