Alvah Bessie

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Alvah Bessie

Fought in Spain

On the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War the Communist Party USA helped to recruit people to join the International Brigades. Those willing to fight to defend the Popular Front government in Spain established the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, the George Washington Battalion and the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion. Members who fought against the Nationalist Army included William Aalto, Hans Amlie, Bill Bailey, Robert Merriman, Steve Nelson, Walter Grant, Alvah Bessie, Hank Rubin, Joe Dallet, David Doran, John Gates, Harry Haywood, Oliver Law, Edwin Rolfe, Paul White and Milton Wolff[1].

Amercian Committee for Protection of Foreign Born

In the late 1960s Alvah Bessie was listed as a Sponsor of American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born[2].

References

  1. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcommunist.htm
  2. ACFPFB Letterhead, undated Hugh DeLacy paper Acc 3915,Box 3 Folder 20