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All prices include 2nd class postage and packing to UK unless otherwise stated.

For all UK orders and enquiries please contact Simon Martinez at sales@basquechildren.org

For Spanish enquiries please contact Alfonso Guilló at tienda@basquechildren.org

… Books

The Spanish Civil War in the Basque town of Barakaldo - Eleven Months of Resistance

by Koldobika López Grandoso - author, Maria Dolores Power - translator

£10.00 (includes UK postage and packing)

This book is specifically a history of the Spanish Civil War centred in an interesting industrial area of the Basque Country and beyond. It is the background of many of the nearly 4,000 children who came to England as refugees in May 1937. The complex social, political and traumatic situation these children came from is well explained and can throw a light on how these children dealt with the challenge of a completely different life in England.

More information here …

Destinos Cambiados / Changed Destinies
Spanish community in London
64 pages
£5.00

Memories of the Spanish community in London including those of two of the Niños Vascos Cai and Feliciana Martínez.

From Bilbao to Britain
Carmen Kilner
16 pages
£4.00

A brief overview of the history of why and how the children were evacuated
to Britain, together with some information about the colonies.

Recuerdos
edited by Natalia Benjamin
369 pages (including 17 pages of photographs)
£12.00

First-person accounts by the niños de la guerra of their journey
and stay in Britain.

Bilingual.

Only for Three Months: the Basque refugee children in exile (2nd edition)
by Adrian Bell
276 pages - illustrated with line drawings by Caireles Martínez and photographs
£11.50

Covers the political background of events both leading up to the evacuation and during the children's stay. Includes interviews with niños who stayed and their British helpers.

Also available from Adrian Bell at: adrian@mousehold-press.co.uk

It is also available throughout Spain in bookshops as Solo Serán Tres Meses.

… DVDs

The Guernica Children
Steve Bowles
62 mins
£10.00

Steve Bowles' award winning documentary film. Narrated by Siân Phillips.

Bilingual.

1937-2007 Commemorative DVD
 
1 hr 57 mins
£2.00

First of two DVDs of the 70th Commemoration of the arrival of the Basque children to Britain, held at Solent University, Southampton in 2007.

Edited coverage of the whole event, no added commentary.

Kezka Dantza Taldea
with Banda Municipal de Txistularis de Elgoibar
18 mins
£2.00

Second of two DVDs of the 70th Commemoration of the arrival of the Basque children to Britain, held at Solent University, Southampton in 2007.

Covering the traditional Basque dances performed at the event.

… CDs

Songs of the Basque Children
Cañada Blanch School
21 tracks, 33 minutes
£8.00

Songs from the original book used by the niños de la guerra, performed
by children from the Cañada Blanch school, London (13 tracks sung in Spanish)
and a reissue of an original 1938 Parlaphone recording (8 tracks sung in Basque).

Songs of the Spanish Civil War
EP by na-mara
4 tracks 23 mins
£6.00

Written and performed by this duo composed of musician
Roberto García (son of niño Fausto García) and Paul McNamara,
the EP includes their song about the story of the niños leaving Bilbao.

More information from na-mara: discography - shop

Solo Por Tres Meses
EP by na-mara
4 tracks 18 mins
£6.00

Written and performed by this duo composed of musician
Roberto García (son of niño Fausto García) and Paul McNamara,
the EP includes their song about the story of the niños leaving Bilbao.

More information from na-mara: discography - shop

… Other items

[Pound coin for size comparison only]

Memorabilia — Vapor Habana badge

This is a reproduction of the badge for the SS Habana / Vapor Habana.

£5.00 (including postage)

The passengers on the liner would have had a badge as a memento of their voyage. The ship was leased from its owners by the Basque Government and made trips to Britain, France and Russia taking children to safety and, for those who did not return to Spain, exile.

NOTE: The Children who came to Britain had a hexagonal card badge not this fine enamel one.

Greetings cards
by Maite Pinto
A5 folded
£5 per pack of 6 cards and envelopes (p&p included)

Pack of six cards with pictures of the Basque Children in the UK:
"human chain"; "passengers"; "habana".

Cards come with envelopes and are A5 folded size. A pack of 6 cards contains two of each of the three pictures.

The cards are from pictures created by the artist by etching and use of aquatint.

The pictures were displayed by the artist at the Fundacíon BilbaoArte Fundaziao and the Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

Original pictures by Maite Pinto

In partnership with the artist Maite Pinto the BCA'37UK is delighted to bring you the original art which won the biennial prize at the Manchester School of Art for best young artist 2018. The pictures show scenes from the lives of the Basque Children in the UK. The pictures use etching and aquatint to create very moving images.

The first picture available will come mounted but unframed and is titled "human chain" It shows a group of children on the beach at Worthing. One can feel their sense of loss looking out to sea but also their hope and togetherness. We will advertise when further pictures are available from Maite.

Title: human chain
Artist: Maite Pinto
Dimensions of the paper: 47 x 38cm
Dimensions of the plate: 24.5 x 16cm
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Year: 2018, Fundacíon BilbaoArte Fundazioa, Spain
Price: £100 (p&p not included)
La tricolor - flag of the Second Republic

A replica of the flag brought to Britain by one of the Niños.

14"x10" (36x25cm) made in cotton
£10.00

 

The Ikurrina - flag of the Basque Country
18" x 11" (45x28cm) printed on high quality polyester
£8.00