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Monuments: Memorial to the 'Spanish Brigade'

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Information
Below the Playfair Steps is a simple poignant rough hewn stone, erected by the International Brigade Association with the help of the Trades Council in 1988. It is inscribed, "To honour the memory of those who went from the Lothians and Fife to serve in the war in Spain 1936-1939. Not a fanfare of trumpets nor even the skirl o' the pipes not for the off'r of a shilling nor to see their names up in light. Their call was a cry of anguish from the hearts of the people of Spain. Some paid with their lives it is true their sacrifice was not in vain."
Location
Princes Street Gardens