March 23, 2015

This chronology is from some letters Bill wrote to Lee Burke and Wally Dent of the Veterans of the International Brigades, MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion of Canada.   The following dates are approx. correct and are from a very incomplete diary I tried to keep while in the Basque country. July 19. 5pm Ar. Portugalete. Outer Harbor […]

March 23, 2015

The following is a story Bill tells about hopping freight from Halifax to Sioux Lookout on his way to join the Relief Camp Workers in BC. It is an excerpt from an interview Bill Williamson did with the London Imperial War Museum in the early 1990’s. Anyways, the upshot was I was going west to […]

January 21, 2015

I believe many of the following photos were taken by Bill Williamson during his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. They are all housed in the National Archives and Library of Canada in the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion Collection. You can find most of these photos online under the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion Collection Arrangement Structure. I have included the National […]