Il pleut sur Santiago (It Is Raining on Santiago)



Yet once again...

our army prepares to write...

a glorious page...

in the history of Chile.

A page never to be forgotten.

On this day...

the 11 th of September, 1973...

I expect each one of you...

to show resolve and discipline...

a self-denial worthy...

of the grandeur and dignity

of our struggle.

What is at stake is no less than

the future of our glorious Chile!

Message for the president.

President's residence.

Go ahead.

Message from

the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Valparaiso announces return

of fleet at 5:
00 this morning.

I repeat,

return of the fleet at 5:00.

Unitas 14, combined maneuvers

with United States Navy, halted.

Under whose orders?

"Workers Support Nationalization"

The army's in the street!

They've got tanks!

The army is against us!

Don't you understand? Tanks!

Take your positions.

We'll have to fight.

They're sending all their tanks out.

They're emptying the barracks.

Come on, wake up.

They mean business.

They even got dressed up for it.

Orange sweaters!

They're all in orange roll-neck sweaters

with a blue armband.

Sky blue. It's carnival time.

At least you'll be able to

recognize them. Real fashion models.

It would be funny

if they weren't so stupid!

Don't move.

Yes, I understand.

Where's that?

Who told you about it?


No, you were right to call me.


This is it.

The army's in the street.

It's what we've been expecting.

Why don't you call

Augusto Olivares?

- What?

- Call Augusto.

Message 216.


"Presidential Election

September 4, 1970"

Allende, 15.

When the complete results come in,

let me know. Understand?

Hang on.

We're going on the air.

It's exactly 10:
40 p. m., and still

no word from the Interior Ministry.

As you all know,

the ministry has promised...

to announce the winner

by 10:
00 p. m.

There doesn't seem to be

much doubt about who's won.

We can only ask ourselves

what the delay is.

Our reporter at the presidential palace

may have more. Over to La Moneda.

Here at the presidential palace...

we are still awaiting official

confirmation of the results.

Please calm down.

An official communiqu

will be issued...

in approximately one hour...

and no later than midnight,

I guarantee.

Mr. Tomic has 821,073 votes.

Frei's scared to death.

But the army wants to move in...

because they're afraid as well.

And Frei is afraid

of the army's fear.

One scared president plus one

scared army equals a coup d'tat.

That's too simple.

It's what they want, but first

they have to have a pretext.

The ball is in the court

of the Unidad Popular.

If they're politically mature,

they'll know what to do.


They're just kids.

Out there in the street, comrades!

That's where we ought to be.

In each neighborhood where

Unidad Popular won!

No one will steal our victory!

No, we're all assembled here...

to show we are united.

Make no mistake, comrade,

that the fascists...

are waiting for the first sign

of a break in our ranks.

Don't give them the chance!

They will fire on us!

They won't hesitate a second!



Unidad Popular"

Salvador Allende, and no one else,

will decide when and how...

to demonstrate the strength

of the Unidad Popular this evening.

He is the only one who can

assess the situation...

minute by minute.

Rest assured, I shall remain

in constant contact with him.

General Valenzuela

phoned a moment ago.

He suggests that we refuse

to recognize Allende's victory.

Is that possible?

Technically speaking, is it?

What would happen?

We might bring it off. Allende has

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