Richard Baxell is an independent researcher and historian and currently Chair of the International Brigades Memorial Trust.
He is the author of a number of books and articles on British volunteers for the International Brigades, during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. His latest book, Unlikely Warriors, an 'authoritative' oral history of the British fighters against fascism from 1932 to 1945, was published by Aurum Press in hardback in 2012 and in paperback in 2014.
His previous works include the critically acclaimed British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: The British Battalion in the International Brigades, 1936-1939. With Jim Jump and Angela Jackson, he is a co-author of the IBMT's travelling exhibition, Antifascistas and the accompanying book.