Spanish made documentary film about the Spanish Civil War. Spanish voiceover.
Pinewood Stock Can material.
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.
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 however - MD. Where is the rest of this film?
Whole film, with the ending, is found and transferred. It is on Pathe Master tape PM3471 - Film ID 3471.14. SA.