Spanish civil war

Fischer 401 | Michel 434 | Scott B43 | Year of issue 1946 | Communist Poland

The 10th anniversary of the participation of the Polish legion "Jarosław Dąbrowski" in the Spanish civil war.



On 17 July 1936, a civil war breaks out in Spain when the nationalist army under the leadership of general Francisco Franco revolted against the republican government. Many countries, including Great Britain and France, promise not to intervene, while Germany and Italy openly supported the rebels. An international brigade, consisting of European and American left wing activists supporting the government, participates in a large number of fights and especially lays siege to Madrid from November to March 1939. New weapons and tactics are tested by the participating parties. The war officially ended 1 April 1939 with Franco as the great winner.
The soldiers of the Jarosław Dąbrowski XIII International Brigade fought on the Republican side during the Spanish civil war. The brigade composed mostly of Polish volunteers was named in honor of general Jarosław Dąbrowski (1836-1871) who fell in defense of Paris during the Paris Commune of 1871.


Pamięci walk w Hispanji Brygady Polskiej im(ienina) Jarosława Dąbrowskiego = Remember the fighting in Spain of the Polish Jarosław Dąbrowski Brigade.
Za wolność waszą i naszą = For your freedom and ours.
Voluntarios Internacionales de la libertade (Spanish) = International volunteers of freedom.
Por vuestra libertad y la nuestra (Spanish) = For your freedom and ours.

Relevant pages

Fischer 1569 (30th anniversary)


Spanish civil war
The main events of the Spanish civil war (
Jarosław Dąbrowski