The majority of this film, c. 1938, concerns the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), made up primarily of battle footage. While there is some good pictures of war and war devistation, the sound track is a bit odd, filled with “Charge Of The Light Brigade” and Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony.” Due to film breaks, the sound of gun fire and music occasionally sputters, stops and starts abruptly. Occasionally, an awkward sounding narrator entones piously about the devistation of war. The film is definately anti-Franco, though he is never named, simply called “the rebels.” The film closes with shots of the Pope in Rome, waving during Mass.
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