“Thälmann Battalion” from Wikipedia

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“Thälmann Battalion”

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The Thälmann Battalion was a battalion of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. The International Brigades fought on the side of the Republic against Francisco Franco’s Nationalist forces, which were supported by Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The Thälmann Battalion was named after the imprisoned German communist leader Ernst Thälmann (born 16 April 1886, executed 18 August 1944) and included approximately 1,500 people, mainly Germans, Austrians, Swiss, and Scandinavians. The battalion fought in the Battle of Jarama and in the defence of Madrid. Continue reading