93rd Mixed Brigade (People's Army of the Republic) - 93.ª Brigada Mixta (Ejército Popular de la República)

93rd Mixed Brigade
Active January 1937-February 1939
country Spain
Fidelity Spanish flag Spanish Republic
Rama/s Red star.svg Regular People's Army
Type Infantry
Wars and battles
Spanish Civil War

The 93rd Mixed Brigade was a unit of the People's Army of the Republic created during the Spanish Civil War . Throughout the war the unit operated on the Andalusian, Segre and Catalan fronts.


The unit was created in January 1937, in the Álora sector , with the 89th ("Comandante Ortiz"), 90th ("Almería Volunteers"), 91st ("Pedro Galindo") and 92 battalions. .º («Angel Eyelash»). Initially the brigade was numbered «53», although it would finally adopt the numbering «93». Its first commander was Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Juan Piaya Rebullido , succeeded shortly after by Infantry Commander José Villagrán Ganzinotto . The brigade managed to escape the fall of Malaga , then passing to the front of Córdoba and, in March 1937, to the front of Granada. A month later he was integrated into the new 22nd Division [ 1 ] [ 2] From then on, the 93rd BM went on to cover the front that ran from theGuadalquivir riverto the road that went fromAlbendíntoMartos.

In the spring of 1938 it was sent as reinforcement to the Aragon front, within the so-called "Andalusia" Division . [ 3 ] It was fixed in the sector that went from Albocácer to Campillo, but could not maintain its positions in the face of enemy pressure and had to withdraw to the north of the Ebro. At that time it was briefly assigned to the 3rd Division . [ 4 ] [ 5 ]

After the 93rd Mixed Brigade was added to the 72nd Division , [ 6 ] covering the sector Balaguer of the front of the Segre . By then the command of the unit was held by the militia major Agustín Vilella Freixas . In December 1938 the Franco offensive broke the positions of the brigade; subsequently the 93rd BM defended the Sierra de Prades from enemy attacks, but suffered a severe loss. From that moment he joined the retreat towards the French border.


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  • -- (1981). The battle of Pozoblanco and the closure of the Merida stock market . Madrid: Editorial San Martín.
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