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Other title(s):CATALUNYA MÀRTIR. LE MARTYRE DE LA CATALOGNE
Description:Laya Films documentary about the bombing of Catalonia by German and Italian aircraft, specifically the strikes on the cities of Barcelona and Lleida, during the Spanish Civil War. The film begins with a prologue that provides an introduction to Catalan people and to Catalonia, a country where the emphasis is on an inherent tradition of freedom and a capacity for hard work. The film tells the story of the attack on the city, highlighting the most tragic details of the bombing, as well as outlining the policy of destruction carried out against the civilian population, the solidarity shown by the people and the relief agencies set up by the Government of Catalonia. A strategic parallel is also drawn between the bombing of Barcelona from air bases in Palma de Mallorca and possible bombing attacks on French cities from German bases. To close, images are shown of the city of Lleida after a bombing attack.
Keywords:bombardejos; ciutats bombardejades; refugis; morts; Álvarez del Vayo, Julio; Guerra Civil Espanyola : 17/07/1936; 00/00/1938; Laya Films. Documentals monogràfics; documental Guerra Civil Espanyola; documental de guerra; Cinema de propaganda / Barcelona (ciutat); Lleida (ciutat) / Spanish Civil War documentary; war documentary;