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The '''Yugoslav volunteers in the Spanish Civil War'''<ref>MDC "[http://www.mdc.hr/muzealci-ispis_en.aspx?muzealacId=87&print=yes Mihovil Vojnović]" Retrieved 2012-02-29</ref><ref>Beogradski Short Film Festival "[http://www.shortfilmfest.org/52nd/eng/specijal12.htm In Memoriam]" Retrieved 2012-02-29</ref> ([[serbocroat]]: ''Španski borci'', Serbian Cyrillic: ''Шпански борци''; literally ''Spanish fighters'', spanish: ''brigadistas yugoslavos'') was a contingent of volunteers from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia that fought beside the [[Second Spanish Republic|Republican side]] of the [[Spanish Civil War]]. Originating in the various nations that made up the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Yugoslav residents around the world, eventually totaled 1 664 fighters,<ref>Asociación Brigadistas Yugoslavos "[http://www.yuinterbrigade.org/nasi_spanci.html Naši Španci]" Retrieved 2012-02-29</ref> of which is estimated to have died in combat around 800. According to the Spanish statistics, 148 of them obtained the degree of officers throughout the conflict.
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The '''Yugoslav volunteers in the Spanish Civil War'''<ref>MDC "[http://www.mdc.hr/muzealci-ispis_en.aspx?muzealacId=87&print=yes Mihovil Vojnović]" Retrieved 2012-02-29</ref><ref>Beogradski Short Film Festival "[http://www.shortfilmfest.org/52nd/eng/specijal12.htm In Memoriam]" Retrieved 2012-02-29</ref> ([[serbocroat]]: ''Španski borci'', Serbian Cyrillic: ''Шпански борци''; literally ''Spanish fighters'', spanish: ''brigadistas yugoslavos'') was a contingent of volunteers from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia that fought beside the [[Second Spanish Republic|Republican side]] of the [[Spanish Civil War]]. Originating in the various nations that made up the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia and [[Yugoslavs|Yugoslav]] residents around the world, eventually totaled 1 664 fighters,<ref>Asociación Brigadistas Yugoslavos "[http://www.yuinterbrigade.org/nasi_spanci.html Naši Španci]" Retrieved 2012-02-29</ref> of which is estimated to have died in combat around 800. According to the Spanish statistics, 148 of them obtained the degree of officers throughout the conflict.
 
 
 
Most of them fought in the battalions ''[[Dimitrov Battalion|Dimitrov]]'' and ''[[Đuro Đaković Battalion|Đuro Đaković]]'' of the [[International Brigades]], and a large number of them participated and perished during the [[Battle of Ebro]] in 1938. They were recruited by the outlawed Communist Party of Yugoslavia, well in their home regions or through the recruitment center of the Comintern that [[Josip Broz Tito]] managed in Paris.
 
Most of them fought in the battalions ''[[Dimitrov Battalion|Dimitrov]]'' and ''[[Đuro Đaković Battalion|Đuro Đaković]]'' of the [[International Brigades]], and a large number of them participated and perished during the [[Battle of Ebro]] in 1938. They were recruited by the outlawed Communist Party of Yugoslavia, well in their home regions or through the recruitment center of the Comintern that [[Josip Broz Tito]] managed in Paris.

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