Xie Weijin (third from right at the back) with fellow inmates at Gurs internment camp, in France, in 1939. Xie Weijin (third from right at the back) with fellow inmates at Gurs internment camp, in France, in 1939.
Xie Weijin (third from right at the back) with fellow inmates at Gurs internment camp, in France, in 1939.

The Chinese volunteers who fought in the Spanish civil war - their amazing courage and obscure fates

Illiterate farmers, manual labourers, civil servants – some 100 Chinese joined the International Brigades helping fight General Franco’s fascists 80 years ago. Despite being few in number, they left a lasting impression

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Xie Weijin (third from right at the back) with fellow inmates at Gurs internment camp, in France, in 1939. Xie Weijin (third from right at the back) with fellow inmates at Gurs internment camp, in France, in 1939.
Xie Weijin (third from right at the back) with fellow inmates at Gurs internment camp, in France, in 1939.
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