Person - Gladnick, Robert (1914-2013)

Gladnick, Robert (1914-2013)




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Rusia  1914-06-29 - 2013-09-01


Robert Gladnick was born on June 29, 1914, in Russia. He worked as seaman and since 1931, he was district organizer for the Young Communist League (YCL). He sailed on December 26, 1936, aboard the “Normandie” and arrived in Spain on January 6, 1937. He served with the Lincoln Battalion of the 15th International Brigade at Jarama. Later, he was transferred to a Soviet Tank unit, and served as Tank Commander. He participated in various actions including Fuentes de Ebro. He returned to the US as stowaway on July 30, 1938 aboard the “President Harding”. Post war, along with William Herrick and Morris Maken, he attempted to form Veterans of the International Brigades Anti Totalitarian which resulted in his expulsion from VALB. He died on September 1, 2013.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939







United States

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Rusia in 1914-06-29


Martínez Reverte, Jorge. Guerreros y traidores: de la guerra de España a la Guerra Fría. 1ª edición. Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg. 2014. 242 páginas. ISBN: 978-84-672-5803-5 .

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Brigadas Internacionales (España)

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Abraham Lincoln Battalion  ( He/She is a member of )

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