Friday, August 26, 2011

Defenders of the Faith - Russell Palmer

I've been thinking whether to post this or not and of course the conclusion is that I should - who am I to censure information, even when it is far from my liking. Russell Palmer (above) was an American director, choosing the rebel (Francoist) side during the Spanish Civil War.
His film 'Defenders of the Faith' is the first film showing warfare in natural colours; using extraordinary air-to-air action footage of such events as the Nationalist 'Flying Turkeys' squadron strafing Republican trenches and tanks, plus rare films of the Spanish Foreign Legion in action. A fascinating film, showing interesting footage from "the other side" and a very different faith. 
The DVD is available through Amazon.UK. 

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