Republican supporters in Valencia, Spain, prepare for Spanish Civil War
Valencia Spain Date:1936 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Under exposed film opens showing Spanish politicians at a gathering in the town hall of Valencia, Spain, during the 2nd Republic era, at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Views of the politicians engaged in numerous conversations. Two Spanish military officers in smart uniforms converse near a window inside the building. Outside, Army soldiers and volunteers are seen standing with right fists raised, a gesture adopted by Republicans. The front of the Town Hall is silhouetted behind them in the background. The camera pans left, across many of them. Suddenly a tank or armored vehicle comes past the camera with many persons riding atop it. More views of persons riding on military vehicles. Next, the camera pans across school age children all posing with their right fists raised. (one little girl raises her left fist.)
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