Battle of Belchite (1938)

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The Battle of Belchite (1938) involving the Spanish Republican Army took place during the Spanish Civil War. After the campaigns at Aragón and Quinto, the Lincoln-Washington Battalion marched to the town of Belchite where battalion commander Robert Hale Merriman ordered the troops to attack the church.[1] Out of 22 men only 2 survived the first assault.


  1. ^ John Simkin (2007). "Belchite". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2 Oct 2013.