"Only torch speak in darkness - in gloss of glazed swards the future is waving - roads of geniuses run over dead - Sun by light of martyrs is filling." A poem by the Serbian poet Jovan Dučić introduces a dramatic story of the last moments of life of the Chile president Salvador Allende (1908 - 1973). General, formerly a personal friend of the president and now one of the putschists, offers life to Allende and his family under the condition he hands in his resignation. The president refuses to leave the presidential palace. He lets call up to his workroom all women being present in the palace, including his daughter Isabel, and says good-bye to them. The women are allowed to leave. The handful of defenders of the palace, being headed by Allende, then take up arms and undergo their last hopeless fight. The documentary shots from Chile in September 1973 are interchanged by snaps of the Nazi German flags and shots of Adolf Hitler.
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