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Behind the Spanish Lines

Synopsis
Begins with conditions in Barcelona which had become the seat of the Republican government in October 1937. Shows a wide range of leading Republican politicians including Aguirre, Azaña, Companys, Martínez Barrio, La Pasionaria, Prieto, del Vayo, Giral, Giner de los Ríos, Uribe, Miaja, González Peña and Negrín. Shows the Cortes meeting at Monserrat and later scenes are shown of an open prisoner-of-war camp. The film stresses Axis intervention dealing with the bombing of British ships in Tarragona harbour and featuring interviews with an Italian and a German airman captured by Republican forces. Prime Minister Negrín delivers a rallying call and shows various aspects of the Republican war effort.
Series
Spanish Civil War, The 1
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w. 19 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1938
Availability
Sale (video - BUFVC)
Notes
Paired with MADRID TODAY.
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
Spanish Civil War

Credits

Director
Sidney Cole; Thorold Dickinson
Producer
Ivor Montagu
Contributor
Sidney Cole; Thorold Dickinson

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Progressive Film Institute

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
The BUFVC’s distribution library of videos and DVDs includes Samuel Beckett’s EH JOE! starring Patrick Magee, and two series of InterUniversity History Film Consortium films which make extensive use of archive footage. NB The IUHFC films have been digitised for free, online viewing by UK HE institutions - see British Universities Film & Video Council InterUniversity History Film Consortium Films (qv).
Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac. External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.

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