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Alex McDade (1905–1937) was a Glasgow labourer who went to Spain to fight with XV International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War[1] He was a Political commissar with the British Battalion and wounded at the Battle of Jarama in February 1937.[1] He was killed on the first day of the Battle of Brunete at Villanueva de la Cañada on 6 July 1937. He wrote the poem "Valley of Jarama".


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jump, p 115
  • Jump, Jim (ed). Poets from Spain: British and Irish International Brigaders on the Spanish Civil War London: Lawrence & Wishart (2006) ISBN 978-1-905007-39-4

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