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700 Irish Brigade soldiers joined Francoists

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13 November 1936,

700 Irish Brigade soldiers joined the Francoists. They belonged to the fascist movement Blueshirts, with ultra-liberal and anti-communist positions. In the Jarama War in Andalusia, by a misunderstanding, they faced the Falangist battalion of their sides in the Canary Islands. In April 1937, Franco dissolved the Irish Brigade and sent the soldiers back to Ireland.


Judith Keene, Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain During the Spanish Civil War.

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