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The line Gutierrez. Franco's bunkers

Completed

Production companies

Pl.Osona, 4
08500 Vic, Catalonia

Contact Joan Capdevila i Clapera

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Technical details

  • Year: 2012

  • Type: Documentary - Television

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Audience: General Audiences

  • Runtime: 60.17 '

  • Original version: Catalan

  • Format: Colour, HDTV, Other,

  • Status: Completed

  • Based on the book: Els fortins de franco

synopsis

This documentary explores in great detail the creation of what was known as the “P Line” or “Pyrenees Line”. A line that spanned the entire range of the Pyrenees Mountains, from Portbou in Catalonia to Irún in the Basque Country, designed to alleviate Franco’s fear of being invaded from the other side of the Pyrenees.
The Spanish dictator’s obsession with being attacked, first by the Nazis and later by the Allied forces, led him to design a defensive strategy based on resistance centres consisting of 10,000 bunkers; 6,000 of which were actually built.
Through current images of the bunkers in the Pyrenees; interviews with historians, researchers and witnesses; photos of their construction and documents that are still today considered top secret; along with the dramatic recreation of different moments, this documentary offers a historical account of this line.