Blue Division Spanish soldiers in Madrid, Spain during World War II. Flags of Spain and Germany on El Estacion del Norte train station in Madrid. Officers gives speeches. Spanish spectators observe. A train pulls into the station. A large crowd at the station. The Spanish citizens greet soldiers and salute them. Spanish soldiers say goodbye to their wives and families at the station. They are bound for the Eastern Front, serving as volunteers in the German Army.
Various locations in Madrid , Spain. A map shows location of Spain. View of the capital city, Madrid, in Spain. The "Puerta del Sol", the center of Madrid, and starting point of the Spanish national road network. Exteriors of the "Museo del Prado", one of the world's leading art galleries, and the statue of the painter Velazquez.. View of pond and surroundings in the park of "Buen Retiro", a famous garden in the center of Madrid.
Army of Nationalist Spain attacks Spain Republic troops in Madrid, Spain. View over desert showing troops firing machine guns and rifles behind low ditches. Smoke rises as a result of an explosion. Troops march and parade on streets in the city of Madrid, Spain.
Spain's Head of State General Francisco Franco in Madrid, Spain. General Franco presides over the opening of a Falangist girls' school. The General with the teachers. Students do craft work on tables. Students' craft work including hand made dolls on display. Franco tours the school with the teachers and other officials. Teachers present awards to the students. Girls stand holding Madrid flags. Girls in lines during the function.
Fascist Rebel bombardment of Madrid, during Spanish Civil War, angers population and promotes recruitment into the Republican Army. A group of men march down a street with a small boy, who appears to be in boy scout uniform, in the front rank, carrying a flag. Recruits are seen being organized into marching groups. Sidewalk in front of a railroad station is filled with new recruits. They march under direction of Republican soldiers. Motorcade of automobiles carrying Manuel Azana Diaz, President of Spain, stops surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd, in Valencia. The President steps from his car, enters a building, and delivers a speech emphasizing the democratic election of the government and decrying the need to defend it and the soil of Spain from fascist rebels. Scene shifts to several men in rural area, discussing the need to complete new irrigation projects in time for new defense of Madrid. They already have their pump and must build the pump house. One man types on a typewriter while another sketches the plan to pump water from the Rio Tajo (Tagus River), to irrigate crops. View of horse-drawn wagon loaded with cement for construction. Two men discussion construction plans. Masons using rudimentary methods to erect a pump house. Later view of pump house as men work on the roof. Men digging irrigationl canal from the river and upward toward the agricultural fields. A soldier who hitched a ride on a truck, jumps off. View of a letter he wrote a few days ago, on May 4th. He arrives at his house and is greeted by his mother. Farmers trimming plants in field to be irrigated. A boy calls one of them, his father, to come home.
Veteran Spanish Blue Division soldiers returning to Madrid from Russia after being relieved by new volunteers, during World War 2. The Blue Division soldiers were volunteers serving in the Eastern Front for the German Army. Officers salute the soldiers passing in trucks. The soldiers carry Spanish flags. Mass crowd of civilians along the streets of downtown Madrid cheer and wave, greeting and celebrating the soldiers. A woman cries. Buildings in downtown Madrid Spain. People look from the buildings. A building with a statue of a horse carriage on top of it. Blue Division soldiers, many raising hand in Nazi salute look to officer leadership saluting form a balcony above the streets.