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Ramon Perera the man who saved Barcelona / [Trenta Minuts Serveis Informatius TV3 ; a report by Montse Armengou, Ricard Belis]

Publication | Library Call Number: DVD-0775

The story of engineer Ramón Perera, designer of 1400 underground bomb shelters for the defense of the civilian population during the Spanish Civil War. Everyone in these shelters survived the systematic daily bombings by Mussolini's and Hitler's planes. After the Republican defeat, Perera is forced into exile in England where his bomb shelter plans are rejected by the British government on the grounds that constructing public shelters would make the populace "cowardly and lazy". The British government decides that each individual build private 'Anderson shelters', resistant to schrapnel but not bomb-proof, and over 40,000 people perish in the London blitz.

Other Title
30 minuts (Television program)
Variant Title
Man who saved Barcelona
Format
Projected medium
Published
[Spain] : Televisió de Catalunya, [2005?]
Language
English
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Record last modified: 2012-05-24 13:29:00
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