Mike Arnott, Scottish Secretary of the International Brigade, talks about Tom Clarke’s famous injury. Here Tom is pictured in Bennicasim.
Tom Clarke was photographed in 1986 by Sean Hudson in a series he named ‘Voices From Spain’. This photo series was a companion piece to ‘Voices from the Spanish Civil War’ a publication by Iain MacDougall, which tells the vebatim of accounts of Scottish International Brigaders. These are the real words of Tom Clarke.
Frank McCusker worked in Dundee in a jute mill from the age of twelve before he was paid off at eighteen years old just after the 1926 General Strike. He married in 1931 and was a Hunger Marcher in the 1930s. This interview is an extract from ‘Voices from the Spanish Civil War’ a publication by Ian MacDougall, which tells the verbatim accounts of Scottish members of the International Brigades. These are the real words of Frank performed by an actor. Image: Sean Hudson.
Mike Arnott speaks about Tom Clarke of Dundee. He served as a regular soldier in the Cameron Highlanders from 1925 to 1933. After completing his service, he was unable to find employment, joined the Communist Party in Dundee, and took part in the National Hunger March to London in 1934. After he returned from Spain, he was employed in the jute mills. Tom was photographed in 1986 by Sean Hudson in a series he named ‘Voices From Spain’.
We met with Mike Arnott Scottish Secretary of the International Brigade Memorial Trust to talk about the people who travelled to Spain from Dundee. In this clip he discusses Jock Tadden (pictured), He served in the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch for seven years and participated in the Hunger March in 1934 before travelling to Spain. He died on 28th February 1937 at Jarama from wounds received the previous day. He was one of three Dundee Brigaders killed at Jarama.