A New Sun Is Born Part 1 The Coup (1997)

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The first of two programmes for the third level course D316 which examine the Portuguese revolution of April 1974. This programme first looks at events which took place during the period 1974-76, to set the context for specially recorded personal accounts of the experience of living through a revolutionary period. Provides a brief history of political developments from the declaration of the First Republic in 1910 to the eve of the revolution in April 1974, and eye-witnesses provide accounts of the key events of the first days of the coup. Ends with democracy in the balance, posing the question: will the military junta, committed to installing a democratic regime, be strong enough to resist the might of the communist party?

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