Espoir, sierra de Teruel
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international title: Man's Hope
alternative title: Days of Hope
Andrés Mejuto (Capitan Munoz)
Nicolás Rodríguez (Pilot Marquez)
José Sempere (Commandant Pena)
Pedro Codina (Schreiner, pilot of the DH-87)
José Lado (the peasant)
At Teruel, the Fronte Popular troops try to blocade the Nationalists. They need to blow up the bridge. In the meantime, Republicans set up a bombing raid to destroy the hidden ennemy airbase, following the data given by a peasant. But lack of supplies forbidden a fighter escort.
Movie made in 1938 on real republican airbase but finished only in 1939 with some models. Never seen before 1945.
De Havilland DH 87B Hornet Moth
Attacking fighters are probably aerobatics taken during meeting in the prewar years.
Four Bloch 210 were used by Republicans. In 1938, this one was awaiting repair following damage to the undercarriage and its right wing (missing here).
Perhaps the personnal aircraft of the famous pilot Cavalli using fumes to underline his skill.
Bombing the ennemy aircraft.
Archive document on Nationalists Spannish air forces, using CR.32.