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Dimitrov Battalion was part of the International Brigades during
the Spanish Civil War. It was the 18th battalion formed, and was
named after Georgi Dimitrov, a Bulgarian communist and General
Secretary of the Comintern in that period. It was formed of Balkan
and Greek exiles in December 1936. It soon had 800 volunteers,
including about 400 Bulgarians, 160 Greeks and 25 Yugoslavs. It
became part of the XV International Brigade on 31 January 1937.
There it joined two battalions that were to become famous: the
British Battalion and the Lincoln Battalion. They fought together
for the first time at the Battle of Jarama in February 1937, with
the Dimitrovs holding the right. The brigade suffered extremely
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