• Short Summary

    General Mola's Nationalist troops occupy Irun and move on to San Sebastian, Spain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Irun occupied. Vivid pictures of the Spanish Civil War.

    Irun and San Sebastian, Spain.

    Various shots of gun fire in the hills as General Emilio Mola's Nationalist troops take Irun. Refugees watch from the safety of the French border. M/S of their homes in the middle of the onslaught. M/S as camouflaged armoured car drives past, L/S of a convoy of them on the way to San Sebastian. L/S of more gun fire and burning buildings. M/S of buildings in Irun on fire at night as they destroy the town.

    M/S of a damaged building during the day, a truck drives past. M/S's of damage in San Sebastian. L/S of a bridge. Various shots of refugees making their way across the border to France. Men, women and children trudge along. M/S of a man pulling a cart piled high with possessions wrapped in blankets. M/S of a baby in a pushchair. Guards show them where to go. M/S as one man leads a cow along and another carries a calf over his shoulder. Various shots of troops from both sides who are crossing the border to become refugees. Various shots of the families. M/S of a train leaving the station, people are crowded onto the platform.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:06:00 / 01:17:23:00

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