• Short Summary

    Spanish made documentary film about the Spanish Civil War. Spanish voiceover.

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    Pinewood Stock Can material - Duplicate of the SPANISH CIVIL WAR item found on Pathe Master tape 3418 - Film ID 3418.03. This is version with the ending - several additional shots.

    Spanish made documentary film about the Spanish Civil War. Spanish voiceover. The War is described as being about the war of liberation - suggesting that it is made from the side of the Fascist / Nationalist forces.

    CU map of area around Madrid, Spain. Tanks on the move as Nationalist forces attack Government lines. Planes of the Government airforce on the attack. VS of Nationalist planes taking off. VS of damaged buildings. VS of fighting. Communist workers prepare for the defence of Madrid. Trolley buses ferry soldiers around. Paintings of Trotsky, Lenin and Molotov adorn a wall. Good shots of Communist and Union posters and paintings. banners of Stalin and praising Russia. VS of Fascist forces on the move. VS fighting around Santander. Fighting in other areas. Tanks and artillery in use. VS of fighting in other areas. Defensive positions under attack in the mountains. Troops march on. VS of fighting in snow. VS of devastation and refugees. VS of cavalry troops. More Maps showing how Nationalist forces increased their occupation of territory. Nationalist engineers rebuild bridges destroyed during fighting. North African troops are welcomed among the 'Liberators' being given Fascist salutes. More scenes of close fighting. VS of destruction of lots of towns. VS of the Battle of Ebro. Troops cross river in rowing boats. (Poor shots). Lots of tanks on the move. Modern fighter bomber planes are prepared for use. General Francisco Franco watches fighting. VS of Nationalist bombing raid. VS artillery in use. Tanks advance at speed. Troops move through mountains using donkeys to carry guns. VS of POWs (Prisoners of War) being marched about. More fighting scenes. People welcome Nationalist forces. Food is given to the needy. Several shots of the Fascist artillery in action in Spanish countryside.

    N.B. Due to Spanish voiceover, and complicated nature of Spanish Civil War, it is not always clear what is going on here - great material - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pinewood stock cans
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:44:00 / 01:49:32:00
    PSC 42 A

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