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The Durruti Column was the most famous militia of anarchist fighters during the Spanish Civil War. It was led by Buenaventura Durruti from mid-1936 until his death on November 20 of that year. The column was instrumental in holding Madrid against the Falangist uprising. It had a French-speaking unit, the S√©bastien Faure Century, as well as the Sacco and Vanzetti Century (formed by US anarchists) and the Erich M√ľhsam Century (made up of German anarchists).[1] The Column was eventually, like the rest of the anarchist and socialist units, incorporated into the general army of the Second Spanish Republic, but not without controversy.


Cultural references

The Durutti Column is also the name of a British rock band (intentionally spelled incorrectly).

See also


  1. ^ Beevor, p.126


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