1939 Spain exports aerial terror to Europe

A European project to recover the memory of aerial bombardment

During the first third of the 20th century, the newborn aviation was quickly adapted to military use. In the First World War, it began to be used mainly on the battlefield and the first attacks on cities were carried out. But it was in the Spanish Civil War that the terrifying strategies of systematic aerial bombardment of civilian populations were first experienced, with the city of Madrid sadly holding the title of being the first major European capital to suffer them. An atrocious practice that spread to the rest of Europe in 1939, when the Second World War broke out.


Faculty of Documentation Sciences from Universidad Complutense de Madrid

3 and 4 June 2021

Experimento Stuka

Documentary by Pepe Andreu and Rafa Molés

Experimento Stuka, tells the story of a citizen who, tired of waiting for answers, decides to answer all the questions himself. It’s a social film that doesn’t pose a historiographic debate, but it does speak about history.