Louise Michel Battalions
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Two battalions of French-speaking volunteers from France and Belgium in the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War were named after Louise Michel, a heroine of the 1871 Paris Commune. They mustered in November/December 1936.
- The first battalion was an existing group of volunteers (see Centuria) who had been operating in Barcelona. This was absorbed into battalions being formed for XI International Brigade.
- The second was raised at Albacete from French-speaking volunteers. Towards the end of January 1938, it was merged into the Henri Vuilleman Battalion of the XIV International Brigade.
Footnotes and sources
- Hugh Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, 4th Rev. Ed. 2001.
- Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain, 2006.
- (Spanish) Order of Battle website
- (Spanish) Associació Catalana Website
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