54th Mixed Brigade (People's Army of the Republic) - 54.ª Brigada Mixta (Ejército Popular de la República)

54th Mixed Brigade
Active March of 1937 - March of 1939
country Spain
Fidelity Spanish flag Spanish Republic
Rama/s Red star.svg Regular People's Army
Type Infantry
Size Mixed Brigade
Wars and battles
Spanish Civil War

The 54th Mixed Brigade was one of the Mixed Brigades created by the People's Army of the Republic for the defense of the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War . He was present at the Andalusian Front , where he maintained a quiet existence.


The unit was formed in March 1937 in the Almeria town of Viator with the assignment of the battalions "Lenin" (215th), "Cervera", "Motril" and "Antonio Coll" (214th); Its first chief was Infantry Commander Luis Molina Suárez , while Militia Captain Antonio Martínez Martínez was Chief of Staff . This would be replaced by Infantry Captain Luis Soler-Espiauba Cánovas , who was later succeeded by Infantry Captain Blas Bermejo Pelegrín and Militia Captain Casas. [ 1 ] The Brigade was assigned to the 23rd Division, which was integrated into theXXIII Army Corps . [ 1 ]

After finishing her training, she was sent to the Ugíjar sector on the Sierra Nevada front , where she would remain throughout the war. In his sector there were only two attempts to assault opposing positions, in June and August 1937 , with a high number of casualties for the unit. Since it was a front without much activity, the unit remained in defensive positions until the end of the war in 1939. [ 1 ]

See also


  1. ^ A b c Carlos Engel (1999); History of the Mixed Brigades of the People's Army of the Republic , Almena Ediciones, p. 81