Alicante was one of the last cities to fall to Franco's armies at the end of the Civil War. Many Alicantinos are determined to remember and preserve what they can of the Civil War legacy.
The Stanbrook story: the British heroes of Alicante’s darkest hour
In March 1939, Alicante port was full of Republican refugees desperate to escape as Spain's civil war neared its end. Nearly 3,000 got away thanks to the bravery of a British captain and his crew. This is the remarkable story of the Stanbrook, still remembered 80 years on.