Spanish republican volunteers

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by airborne medic, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Just finished reading Beevor's book on the Spanish Civil War and in one of the wash-up chapters says that a 'company of Spanish republicans fought with Colonel Robert Laycock's commandos in the final phase of the battle of Crete'.....

    Anyone got any idea of their numbers, how they were recruited, what they did, effectiveness etc etc.....
  2. cheekyphil

    cheekyphil Junior Member

    63 of them, ex legionaires recruited into 50 middle east commando late 40

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