Videos tagged with Spain
Currently all over Spain there are a huge series of protests going on. They are a response to what are considered to be many unjust political and economic legislations. The government is believed to not be doing enough to help the terrible economic climate currently facing Spain. Young people, the unemployed, students, workers, retirees, people wanting to get on the property ladder... They are the worst affected and in these protests they are all are united in making politicians take notice and change their ways. This protest took place on 28/5/2011 in the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona. For several hours groups of protestors united to make as much noise as possible before the political speeches began. This video illustrates this. For more information (Spanish): http://www.democraciarealya.es/
Lili Callon was born in Spain, she moved to London in 1996. She talks about her memories of living under Franco’s rule when she was a child and the big strike in 1972 against his leadership. She also talks about her grandfather’s terrible time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. He was detained in Caziz for five years. She believes that people living in Spain now, are not aware of the extent of suffering of the people who fought in the Spanish Civil War, and how much times have changed.
Encarna was a Medical Student in Madrid when Franco was the dictator. So concerned was the state about the possibility of an uprising by communists supported by students, that her lectures were attended by armed soldiers. There were regular beatings of dissenters, and anyone accused of opposing the government would be excluded from university. She tells her story as part of the Heritage Day at King Alfred School in London.
On 1st October 2010 the King Alfred School in north London held a "heritage day". Lots of fascinating friends of the school came in to tell marvellous stories, and the pupils were encouraged to find out about their own family history. One friend of the school is Dermot Murnaghan, and he asked Milla what she had discovered.
Included in these third and final excerpts of the first-hand accounts by RAF 'evaders' Bob Frost and Stan Hope we also hear from Andrée Dumon - codenamed "Nadine". After the war she received the OBE for her work as a Comète escape line courier, and they all talk about another brave young Belgian woman, Andrée de Jongh, known as Dédée, who founded the Comète escape line with her father. For more information on this subject go to: www.escapelines.com AND www.belgiumww2.info