The exhibition is open from 17 November 2016 to 19 February 2017, and is organized at the Museu d’Història de Catalunya, by the Generalitat of Catalunya – Department of Cultura in collaboration with CSCI (Centro di Studi sul Cinema Italiano).
The support of Mussolini to Franco’s insurrection was decisive for the success of the Spanish Civil War. The fascist regime sent aircrafts, ships, weapons, and financing. Most of these were allocated to a group expressely formed for the occasion, the Corpo Truppe Volontarie (CTV), composed of the Italian Camicie Nere.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the conflict, this exhibition puts together for the first time images of the diverse origins of the Italian fascist intervention in the Spanish war. The exhibition is the result of a long search in archives and libraries, which has identified twenty thousand pictures, three hundred of which can be seen at the exhibition, classified into three types, each with a pointed different color. On the one hand, the pictures that appeared in the press illustrated Italian (green); then pictures taken by individual legionaries (white), and lastly, the photographs taken and preserved in various politico-military institutions (red).
The result are the three colors of the Italian flag, but above all, the exhibition is a composition of different looks, able to return perspectives of the war, the propaganda machine, soldiers and Italian institutions.