Foreign News: Abies & Georgies

In the Philippines, Hawaii, Alaska and every one of the 48 U. S. States are members of the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (which now includes the George Washington Brigade) of Leftist Spain. Total membership of the Friends is about 25,000, all paying annual dues of $1, and many contributing more besides. About 3,500 are blood relatives of the jaunty "Abies and Georgies" who in devil-may-care brown berets are fighting the Spanish Rightists. The Friends have been collecting about $15,000 per month, last week launched a campaign to raise $50,000 per month...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!