Tribute paid to ‘La Nueve’ in Paris to close the ‘Foro Exterior’

Last Sunday, marking the end of the Foro Exterior, a tribute was paid to ‘La Nueve’ which refers to the 9th company in General Leckerc’s 2nd Armoured Devision composed exclusively of Spanish republican soldiers who had fought during the Civil War in their country, in Northern Africa and most famously, fought along the allies in France and contributed to the Liberation of Paris in 1944. A lot of them lost their life along the way, fighting for our freedom and have never been recognized as they deserve in their home country due to their republican ideal but as one of them said:

“We did not fight for a flag, we fought for our ideals, for freedom”.

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