In search of the fallen at Jarama

February 8, 2011

An improvised tombstone for English-speaking volunteers fallen at Jarama.

A team of researchers directed by Luis Avial has been scanning the surroundings of the Jarama river–where the Lincoln Battalion faced its first bloody battle in February 1937–in search of the graves of fallen soldiers, La Razón reports. The researchers are confident they may well discover mass graves with the remains of British, German, and American volunteers, as well as the remains of the thousands of Republican and Nationalist soldiers who died in the battle. The operation is being followed by a crew of the BBC History Channel.