The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Franco. Germany sent its Condor Legion to Spain to fight for the Nationalists, while International Brigades were formed to support the Republicans. Amongst the members of the International Brigade were many British men, who believed that they were fighting against Fascism. With the might of the Germans behind them, the Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain until his death in 1975. Men from Llanelli fought with the International Brigade, and four of these men are commemorated on a war memorial which is located at the Plaid Cymru Headquarters at 11, John Street, Llanelli.
Llanelli Spanish Civil War Memorial
“You are History. You are Legend… We Shall not Forget You.”
Dolores Ibarrari, La Passionaria
29 October 1938
In commemoration of the volunteers from Llanelli who fought in the Spanish Civil War with the International Brigade in the struggle against Fascism.
Jack Harris, Llanelli. Killed February 1937 at Jarama.
William Morris, Llanelli. Killed July 1937 at Brunete.
Brazell Thomas, Llanelli. Killed July 1938 at Ebro.
Evan Jones, Llanelli. Wounded July 1938 at Ebro.
Unveiled by Lance Rogers, International Brigadier, on 14 October 2000.