This documentary tells of the struggles during the Spanish Civil War. It deals with the war at different levels: from the political level, at the ground military level focusing on battles in Madrid and the road from Madrid to Valencia, and at the support level. With the latter, a key project was building an irrigation system for an agricultural field near Fuentedueña so that food could be grown to feed the soldiers.
Did You Know?
His narration for this film represents the very first professional film work of Orson Welles
, then a theatre and radio celebrity in his early twenties. Prior to this project, other than home movies, Welles had been involved with minor film projects only twice: a recorded 1933 rehearsal of a stage production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for his alma mater, The Todd School for Boys, and a very short, amateur, avant-garde parody film The Hearts of Age
(1934), which was never intended for commercial release. See more
Orson Welles, Narrator
This is the moment the rest of war prepares for. When six men go forward into death, to walk across a stretch of land, and by their presence on it, prove - this earth is ours.