International Brigader’s skeleton found

September 27, 2011

The remains of "Charlie" in the Ebro trench. Photo CSID.

“The Last Hero of the Battle of the Ebro,” reads the headline in El País reporting the discovery of the remains of a Republican soldier last week, during an excavation of trenches that made up the last line of defense in the last moments of the famous Spanish Civil War battle. Given the man’s shoe size (10) and height (6 ft), the archeologists are assuming he was a member of the International Brigades, potentially American. They’ve nicknamed him Charlie. Read the whole article here (in Spanish), or see the investigative team’s blog.