Hitchin Town had its own Guernica refugee

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is inviting football clubs across Britain to mark the 80th anniversary of the first refugees to play football in the country. The “Football Welcomes” initiative will take place on the weekend of April 22/23. The youngsters arrived from Spain, following the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, which took place on April 26, 1937. The bombing, which was carried out at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government by its allies, the German Luftwaffe, was one of the first examples of a civilian population coming under attack from the air. It set the scene for the … Continue reading Hitchin Town had its own Guernica refugee