Views of Republican Army forces at the front lines during the Spanish Civil War.
Spain Date:1937 Duration:3 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
Animated map shows the front line of battle, between Republican and Nationalist forces, curving North from Aranjuez, towards Madrid, during the Spanish Civil War. View from hilltop of shells exploding in distance. Closeup of Republican trenches and soldiers taking doors from a town, to reinforce them. The troops installing the doors in the sides of the trenches. Troops carrying supplies and gathering together for a meal behind a protecting hill. Soldiers eating and reading posted information and sharing newspapers inside their fortified positions. A soldier climbs steps into a truck equipped as a traveling barber shop, where he gets a shave and haircut. The mobile barbershop moves on to another location. A camouflaged military vehicle tows a huge loudspeaker out the gates of of a Republican army post. It drives to the front lines, where it broadcasts music for the Republican army troops. View inside the control trailer where the operator places a recording on a player. Sound of the broadcast transmitted in the area. Troops in trenches listening as they man their positions and maintain their weapons. An instructor reviews information about their weapons with a group of soldiers, who had little prior experience with firearms. These new recruits are being taught how to disassemble and reassemble a rifle.
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