When the Gorbals Fought Franco

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Spanish civil war

When the Gorbals Fought Franco, the story of JJ Lynch, International Brigade Volunteer, Irishman, Glaswegian.

The remarkable story of a Derry man who fought with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War is revealed in an updated version of a fascinating booklet penned by his great nephew. ‘When the Gorbals Fought Franco’, by MARK GILLESPIE, tells the story of JJ Lynch, originally from Derry’s Waterside but reared in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. 


The second edition of Mark Gillespie’s ‘When the Gorbals Fought Franco’ has being published, says its author, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.


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    When the Gorbals fought Franco

    Posted by Annmarie Fulton on 24th Sep 2021

    Given only 4 stars as would have loved it to have been longer! Saying that it was informative and shed light on a time of comradeship and humanity. Loved it!!