The Last Of The Last
Oct 28 2016—OPINION—Stan Hilton fought with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War and was the last surviving member. He died on Oct. 21.
(Richard Baxell is a historian, author, research fellow, chair of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and the author of Unlikely Warriors.)
Sadly, we have now reached the end of an era. With the death of 98-year old Stan Hilton, there are no longer any British veterans of the International Brigades who fought in the Spanish Civil war of 1936-1939 alive to tell their tale. Stan may well have been the last member of the entire...
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