Info on Phoenix: https://www.phoenix.de/sendungen/dokume ... 61450.html
Francisco Franco, one of the most brutal dictators in Europe. To this day, Spain is marked by the traces of his tyranny. And secrets still surround the Generalissimo.
In a bloody civil war, he seized power and ruled the country for four decades - with an iron hand. The four-part documentary series goes in search of traces of the past and examines the reign of General Franco.
What do we know about Spain's heritage, about Francisco Franco's regime? Not much more than a few clichés: in the Civil War, starting in 1936, the good guys fought the bad guys. The fascists were victorious. And their leader, General Franco, a "tough but clever man," according to the widely held view of his defenders, guided Spain's fortunes until his death in 1975. What is true about this picture? Quite little, if one considers the research findings of the last ten years.
Part 1 "Der Aufstieg zur Macht" on ZDF:
Link: https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/zdfinf ... t-102.html
All 4 parts are also online on the same website...