• Short Summary

    Republican forces defend Madrid from Fascist bombing.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.


    Title reads: "In Defense of Madrid - La Defense De Madrid"
    Street scenes of Madrid. People read posters on wall 'Pueblo De Madrid'.
    Intertitle reads: "Insurgent Planes Over The Capital - Des Avions Rebelles Bombardent La Capitale".
    A small plane flies high above. Soldiers stand in the street looking up. Quick shot of bomb damaged house.
    Intertitle reads: "The Bombardment Has Left Juanna Gabriel Homeless - ...."
    A frail and elderly woman stands in front of the ruins of her home. CU more shots of bombing damage.
    Intertitle reads: "Government Air Forces Prepare For A Counter Attack ..."
    A Republican air man looks at the sky through a telescope. A bomber flies overhead. CU the man with his telescope.
    Intertitle reads: "Outstanding Aces Are Ready To Settle Accounts With The 'Junkers' And 'Capris' ..."
    A man checks a parachute on a pilots back. A pilot closes his jacket. CU Bombs hanging under the wings of a plane. Pilots climb into a plane. The Gunner prepares his machine gun. The plane takes off.
    Intertitle reads: "After An Air Battle ..."
    A biplane fighter comes into land at an airfield. Pilot and gunner climb out of the plane. One of the fighters is helped off with his parachute. CU a finger points to bullet holes in the fuselage.
    Intertitle reads: "Madrid Is In Danger Thousands Of Children Are Sent To Valencia And Safety ..." A group of children walk along a street towards waiting buses.

    N.B. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War. Copy of UN 133 A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:11:00 / 01:04:37:00
    UN 59 L

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