For Whom The Bell Tolls

Martin T Sherman reads from Ernest Hemingway's Spanish Civil War classic, abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer Amber Barnfather.

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0120060717

Martin T Sherman reads from Ernest Hemingway's Spanish Civil War classic, abridged by Miranda Davies.

Producer Amber Barnfather.

When a young American volunteer joins a band of peasant guerrillas hiding in the mountains, he encounters both the taciturn men who will be his compatriots in arms, and a young woman, Maria.

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Pablo, the ruthless leader of a band of republican guerrillas, is determined to undermine Robert Jordan's mission, but his wife and people seem willing to betray him.

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Robert and Maria pledge their love for eachother.

Then as day breaks, fascist planes darken the sky.

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On a journey to ask more republican guerrillas to help them blow up the bridge, Pablo's wife tells Robert Jordan about the brutality and courage she witnessed at the beginning of the movement.

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A sudden snow storm could sabotage the mission, while Robert has a chance to kill the dangerously undependable Pablo.

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A cavalry patrol approaches the guerrillas' hiding place.

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On the night before his mission, Robert thinks about killing, cowardice and love.

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Robert sends the young and loyal Andres through enemy lines - his mission to find General Golz and to pass on the message that the attack needs to be called off.

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As he waits for a possible attack, Robert is filled with anger and despair.

He has a last conversation with Maria.

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Robert and the guerrillas get ready to blow up the bridge, though they fear the attack may be futile.