Elisabeth Joyce, a young Irish historian, arrives in Barcelona on November 1905 and watches the attack made by 200 soldiers, armed with axes, destroying the printing press of the weekly Cu-Cut and the editorial office of the daily La Veu de Catalunya.
Frightened, the young woman watches those events and the political storm that they will unchain confronting the army against pro-Catalonia forces.
All army officers in Spain gave support to the attackers officers, except for one who confronted his companions. He is the lieutenant-colonel-in-chief of the Engineers’ Headquarters in Lleida.
His name is Francesc Macià i Llussà.