SYNOPSIS

The Civil War in Colour, The View of the Historians is a documentary series of three, 44-minute episodes where 18 world-renowned historians discuss the Spanish Civil War, taking the colourised footage from the series Divided Spain: The Civil War in Colour as their starting point.

The View of the Historians takes a detailed look at, amongst other things, the origin and the causes of the outbreak of the war, the differences between the two armies, the divisions in the republican side and the unity of the insurrectionists, the role of the Church, the behind-the-lines atrocities, the hunger and shortages, the significance of events at El Alcázar, Guernica and Paracuellos, the events of May 1937, the massacre at Badajoz and the personalities of Franco, Azaña, Negrín and Durruti.

The result is a variety of viewpoints which will enrich enjoyment of the series Divided Spain: The Civil War in Colour.

Over the 3 episodes expert opinion will be provided by respected authorities on the subject such as: Antony Beevor, Julián Casanova, Santos Juliá, Ángel Viñas, Josep Fontana, Ángel Bahamonte, Enrique Moradiellos, Juan Pablo Fusi, Enrique Ucelay Da Cal, José Luis Ledesma, Fernando G. De Cortázar, Nigel Towson, Fernando Puell, Michael Alpert, Mercedes Cabrera, Hilari Raguer, Jesús de Andrés, and Mary Nash.

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