Saturday, February 05, 2011

International Brigade National Memorial Meeting 1939

International Brigarde National Memorial
Sunday 8th January 1939
Empress Hall - Earls Court
Paul Robeson

"It was the splendid campaigning of our paper, and the graphic stories of that ace reporter Frank Pitcairn, that inspired hundreds of British worker
s to volunteer for the defence of democracy in Spain. to the Daily Worker is due the main credit for the formation of the British Battalion"

Bob Cooney Commissar in the British Battalion of the International Brigade
Daily Worker 31st December 1939

Frank Pitcairn was infact Francis Claud Cockburn (pronounced Coe-burn or ) (1904–1981) was a renowned radical British journalist, started work for the Daily worker in 1936. He was the cousin of novelist Evelyn Waugh