• Short Summary

    Spanish refugees make their way to France; most of the men return to Spain to fight for Franco.

  • Description

    Border of Spain / France.

    Several shots of the mountainous countryside around the frontier of France and Spain. Lines of refugees from the Spanish Civil War make their way into a French town having come over the mountains; women and children followed by men. Crowds of people sit on the grass in the sun and have a sleep or eat some food.

    Brief shots of piles of weapons and ammunition that the French authorities have taken from the men. They are given the opportunity of returning to fight for General Franco's Government. Lines of men in uniform walk past French officials at desks in the street and board trains to go back to the war. As the train moves off the men hang out of the windows with clenched fists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    959.16
    Media URN:
    16441
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:43:00 / 01:23:54:00
    Canister:
    38/28

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