The Anarchist Pimpernel - Francisco Ponzán Vidal (1936 1944)

Page 1

Antonio Téllez Solá

The Anarchist Pimpernel Francisco Ponzán Vidal (1936 1944)

The anarchists in the Spanish Civil War and the Allied Escape Networks of WWII Francisco Ponzán Vidal, anarchist (1911-1944)


Ramón Acín: l- police photograph, pre-Civil War; r 1936

Francisco Ponzán: first Communion

Evaristo Vinuales Larroy of the 127th Mixed Brigade (1938)

Ponzán’s credentials issued by the Regional Defence Council for the Defence of Aragón, Caspe (1936)

Francisco PonzánVidal (1929)

Joaquin Ascaso Budría, Pres. Council of Aragón (1936)

Juan Manuel Molina (‘Juanel’) (1940)

Pilar Ponzán, schoolteacher in Jaca (1935) Command post of the 127th Mixed Brigade (Vedado de Zuero), 24 August 1937. L-right, Ponzán, Manuel Sierra, Benito Lasvacas, Francisco Sansano, Manuel Tortosa and Jose Manero

Ponzán’s appointment as a SIEP officer (Lt) by the O/C Army of the East (Oct. 1937)

Right: Guerrilleros of the Libertador Group (SIEP - 127th Mixed Brigade)

Lt Ponzán’s appointment as SIEP Delegate for the Xth Army Corps (Apr. 1938)

Juan Catalá Balañá (1936)

Saturnino Carod Lerin, Commissar 118th Brigade


Top: Agustín Remiro Manero and Francisco Ponzán, Varilhes, France (1940). Below: Ponzán, Varilhes (1940)

Eliseo Melis Díaz (1939)

Pascual López Laguarta (Sixto) — Guide Agustín Remiro Manero (1938)

Robert Terres (‘Lt. Tessier’ - ‘El Padre’) of the Travaux Francisco Ponzán, Luis Baldellau, Jean Benazet (Biarritz, 1940) Ruraux (TR), the French Counter-Intelligence Service

Amadeo Casares Colomer (1941)

Vicente Moriones Belzunegui

Albert Guérisse (‘Pat O’Leary’)

Manuel Lozano Guillén (Commissar 127th Mixed Brigade

Eusebio López Laguarta (1941)

Eduardo José Esteve (1942)

Pilar Ponzán, Brens (25 Dec. 1942)

Jean Bénazet


Francisco Ponzán Vidal (1943)

Ricardo Rebola (1942)

Memorial to the 54 prisoners of Saint Michel murdered and incinerated by the Nazis in a wood near Buzet-Sur-Tarn on 17 August 1944

José Ester Borrás (1947)

Ponzán’s Escapee/Evadee records

Juan Manuel Barrabes Asun ‘(Porras’)

Francisco Ponzán Vidal (1911-1944)

Commendations — UK, US and French commendations received by Francisco Ponzán Vidal, including two citations for the Croix de Guerre (with Palm)

Ponzán’s operational area ‘37-‘39 (SIEP)

Ponzán network’s operational area 1940-1944


No. 9: Jean-Marie Gurielks, No. 90: Conde Baudouin de No. 91: Fernand Delsaert, Belgian medic Borchgrave d’Altena, Belg. Belgian solicitor

No. 118: George Edmond Reeves, US Marine Corps

No. 92: Jean-Michel Vandervelde, Belgian elect.

No. 119: Jean d’Estienne, No. 166: Jean Henry (Joseph No. 121: L/Cpl Harold French Forces of the Interior Quilin) Belg. Police Challenor, 62 Commando

No. 108: Hipocrate Inglessis, No. 117: Andrée Borrel, Greek medic French Resistance

No. 126: Waclaw Kamionko, No. 259: Michel Polish Lt. Col. Borajkiewietz, Polish medic

No. 248: Robert-Raymond No. 253: Rolland Masse, Canadian theology student Lyon, Belgian M/gun Co.

No. 254: Adrien Brault, Canadian minister

No. 270: Bernard Springer, Dutch engineer

No. 271: Zawkocmanck, Czeck pilot

No. 272: Dhumil Snizek, Czech pilot

No. 276: William Black, Armoured Rec. Brigade

No. 285: Jan Fucinski, Polish pilot

No. 287: Lt Julien Morawski, Polish pilot

No. 291: General G Roupell, British Army

No. 293: Jean d’Astier de la Vigeri, Air Cadet

No. 301: Cmdr. Lyoulomir Ilitch, Yugo. Air Force

No. 302: Sgt Milutin No. 303: Sgt Bolestaw Gardachevitch, Yugo Air Force Wozniak, RAF

No. 311: Fl. Off. Stanislas Krawezyk, RAF

No. 307: Lt. Montchilo Stanenkovitch, Yugo Navy

No. 278: Capt. Barry Sullivan, Arm, Rec. Brigade

No. 298: Simon Herenberg, No. 299: Robert Le Guyon, No. 300: Sgt Albert Leslie French Resistance French Wright, RAF

No. 304: Sgt Frederick Barker, RAF

No. 305: Sgt. John Prendergast, RAF

No. 308: Cmdr Wladislas Tucholko, Polish Air Force

Captain Ian Garrow, Highland Light Infantry


Antonio Téllez Solá

The Anarchist Pimpernel Francisco Ponzán Vidal (1936 1944)

The anarchists in the Spanish Civil War and the Allied Escape Networks of WWII Francisco Ponzán Vidal, anarchist (1911-1944)