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William Kardash (1912-1997) was a member of the Communist Party of Canada and veteran of the Spanish Civil War where he was a member of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion (the Mac-Paps) - the Canadian contribution to the International Brigade volunteers. He was elected to the Manitoba provincial legislature, one of the few members of the Canadian Communist Party to have been elected to office. After his death, his collected papers and memorabilia (600 boxes!) were donated to the Manitoba provincial archives, including this Songbook of the International Brigades. The songbook was recently photocopied and scanned by a visitor to the archives and is being made available here as a series of PDF files.

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    • Vermittlung - Heinrich Heine
    • Himno de Riego (Canto a la Libertad)
    • Los cuatro generales/Die Herren Generale
    • Nuestra Bandera/Unsere Fahne
    • Los Comapnias de Acero
    • Marcha del 5 Regimiento
    • Juventudes proletarias
    • Miliciano popular
    • La Joven Guardia
    • Hijos del Pueblo
    • Nueva Juventud
    • U.H.P. - Braves, Camarades en route/Comrades, march shoulder to shoulder/ Bruder, zue Sonne, zur Freiheit
    • Vamos juntos, camaradas!
    • Das Liedder Internationalen Brigaden
    • Florian Geyer-Lied
    • Batterie Thalmann
    • Die Thalmannkolonne
    • Der gute Kommissar
    • M.G.K. Lied
    • Lied von der Sierra-Front
  • Part 2 (pages 26-49)
    • Reiterlied
    • Wilde Gesellen
    • Einer steht fur Alle! (Bertold Brecht/Hanns Eisler)
    • Haltet festen Schritt
    • Hold the Fort/Haltet festen Schritt
    • Solidarity forever
    • Song of the Lincoln Battalion
    • Forward, we've not forgotten
    • Song of the United Front
    • Red-Front
    • Connolly's Rebel Song
    • Swing Along
    • La Carabine/My Rifle
    • Volontaire de la Liberte
    • Chant de Front Populaire
    • Le Chant des Jeunes
    • La Jeune Garde
    • La nouvelle Ronde
    • Carmagnole et le Ca ira
    • La Marseillaise
    • Inno di Garibaldi
    • La Canzone dei Garibaldi
    • La Camicia Rossa
    • L'inno dei Lavoratori
    • Bandiera Rossa
    • La Guardia Rossa
  • Part 3 (pages 54-71)
    • Himno del Barallon Mateotti
    • Inno delle Brigate Internationali
    • Radnicki Pozdrav
    • Svet patri nam
    • Felzug az enek
    • Marsz Bataljonu Dabrowskiego
    • Marcha funebra/Marche funebre/Funeral March/Trauermarsch
    • Bandera Roja/Le Drapeau Rouge/The Standard of Revolt/Die Rote Fahne
    • Das Thalmannlied/Chant de Thaelmann
    • Das Lied der Moorsoldaten
    • Kumpellied
    • Resolution
    • Der Rote Wedding (Erich Weinert/Hanns Eisler)
    • Die Arbeirter von Wien
    • Illegales Flusterlied
    • Das Lied von der Einheitsfront (Bertold Brecht/Hanns Eisler)
  • Part 4 (pages 72-83)
    • Das Lied der Solidaritat (Bertold Brecht/Hanns Eisler)
    • Fur Volk und Freiheit
    • Herrlicher Baikal
    • Rote Matrosen
    • Partisanenlied/Les Partisans/Song of the Partisans
    • Lied der Reiterarmee
    • Rote Flieger/Red-Air-Fleet
    • Der Zukunft entgegen/Au devant de la vie (Shostakovitch)
    • Marsch der frohlichen Jugend/Vie la via, vive la joie et l'amour!
  • Part 5 (pages 84-96)
    • Das Lied uber Stalin/Song about Stalin
    • Hammer und Sichel (Bertold Brecht/Hanns Eisler)
    • A ma Patrie
    • Das Lied vom Vaterland
    • L'Internationale
    • Es wird die neue Welt geboren
    • Index by language