MP re-launches book on Spain

Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis is launching a new edition of a book on the Spanish Civil War which he first published in 1984.

Dr Francis said,

“ My book Miners Against Fascism: Wales and the Spanish Civil War is being re-issued to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the Basque refugee children arriving in this country.

“ The book tells the story of the solidarity of the Welsh people especially the miners in their struggle for democracy in Spain in the 1930s.”

The launch will take place at Swansea University's South Wales Miners Library as a tribute to the people of the locality who welcomed these children and established a home for them at Sketty Hall in Swansea.

The book is published by Lawrence and Wishart and this updated 2012 edition includes a new preface and a newly compiled, complete list of all Welsh volunteers.


Date of launch: Saturday 30 June 2012

Time: 12noon

Place: Swansea University’s South Wales Miners Library, Hendrefoelan Campus, Gower Road, Swansea, SA2 7NB. Telephone: 01792 518603