From captured German newsreels. The Columbus Monument in Barcelona, Spain. Spanish officers and dignitaries arrive at the monument. Falangist youth in uniform stand at the foot of the statue. Officers and uniformed Spanish Falangist youth lay a wreath on the Columbus Monument commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The Falange youth perform a salute like a nazi salute after laying the wreath. A large crowd gathered around watches the event. Guards around the monument. The monument statue and column. The Spanish officers review a parade. Dignitaries greet the visiting officers.
A swimming meet in Barcelona, Spain during World War 2. A large crowd gathered to watch the event at a Mediterranean port of Barcelona. The race in progress. People in boats follow the swimmers. The contestants swim towards the finish line. Buildings on shore. People watch as officials wait at the finish end. The winner touches the wall at the finish point. Military officers look on. The winner is congratulated by people. The crowd watches the proceedings.
Film opens showing Catalan volunteers during the advent of the Spanish Civil War, standing in front of a statue dedicated to Catalan Volunteers who had fallen in World War I. (It is a larger-than-life bronze statue of a nude male figure with arms upraised, created by Catalan sculptor Josep Clarà. It stands in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. It was dedicated on July 14, 1936.) Camera pans across the group, some in military uniforms, and others in mufti. Scene shifts to a street in Valencia, Spain, where men in business attire surround a man standing at a microphone, speaking. The general scene is festive, with flags and banners seen in places and people dressed in their best. "Plaza de la Generalitat Catalana" is written across a building front, identifying the location. View shifts to large well-dressed crowd, applauding the speaker. Closeup of the principal speaker and two companions at the microphone. Next, a large uniformed band of musicians is seen being conducted and playing for the crowd. Angled closeup of the band director. Another uniformed music director leads the crowd in a patriotic song. Some boy scouts are see participating. A troop of Boy Scouts, some shouldering rifles, march to accompanyment of a Boy Scout drum corps. View changes to men informally gathered around a large round structure. They smoke and socialize. Scene shifts to Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, where spectators watch as a man places a huge bouquet of flowers on the ground in front of the statue dedicated to the fallen Catalan Volunteers of World War 1. View of statue silhouetted against the sky. Camera pans down the statue.
Water in a field due to heavy floods in Barcelona, Spain. People with their possessions on railway tracks and roads. People sweep water out of their houses. Children go through muddy water. Scene of devastated fields and houses surround with water. Damaged houses and dead bodies of people in hay. A man reprimands railway track.
Orphans enter a communal kitchen in suburbs of Barcelona, Spain. They pray before having their meals. Children eat their meal as women serve food to them. A girl eats with a fork.
Food distributed to workers at a port in Barcelona, Spain. Workers of port line up to get bread. A worker with bread in his hands. Sign on building reads, "Sindicato Local De Transportes Maritimos Comedor No. 2"