Public will help create Catalan sculpture to honour ship torpedoed on way to fight fascism

Exactly how many died will probably never be known. But history records that at least 45 men drawn from countries all over the world were killed on 30 May 1937 when their ship, the Ciudad de Barcelona, was torpedoed off the coast of Catalonia by a submarine.

The men were among 300 International Brigadistas heading to Spain to fight for the Republican cause against Spain’s fascist-led Nationalist forces.

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