Project Description

Based on a recording made by the protagonist himself, I have tried to reconstruct Miguel Quintillà’s biography. A member of the Republican Council of Purroy (Spain), he managed to escape execution by the Guardia Civil in 1938 and became a republican combatant in the Segre and Ebro battles. Prisoner by Franco, he managed to escape in the Navarre Pyrenees. He joined the French Légion estrangère and fought against Hitler during the 2WW in the battle of the Norwegian fjords. He was also a soldier of the NOSC of the British Army, which landed on the Normandy coast.My analysis it’s an attempt at portraying a carpenter who became a fugitive, a prisoner and a soldier in two wars, but it may be as well a way of recognising the role played by anonymous people, the true heroes in our History.