Synopsis by Sally Barber
The Spanish Civil War chronicles the brutal three-year struggle between fascist/nationalists and socialists. This six-hour long British-made documentary covers several aspects of the 1936-1939 conflict which took three million lives, including Americans. Detailed segments recounting events associated with the struggle and the war include "Prelude to Tragedy 1931-1936," "Revolution," "Counter-Revolution and Terror," "Battleground for Idealists," "Franco and the Nationalists," "The Revolution," and "Victory and Defeat." The tragic story of the last of the European workers' and peasants' revolutions is told through interviews and archival newsreel footage. British actor Frank Finlay narrates.
history, revolution, Spanish [nationality], struggle, terror, war