Spanish Civil War Postcard 001


Front of postcard (recto). Image of five cartoon airplanes dropping bombs on an area with buildings and fields. One bomb hits a train. In the background, there are mountains and large flames with smoke in the distance.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "No. 20 Spanish Insurgents Bomb Government Territory The war in Spain has attracted ace pilots from many other countries. Among them, Major Mutti, an Italian pilot, has flown a squadron of bombers for the Spanish Insurgents. As commander of these squadrons he developed a new technique in aerial bombing. Two squadrons, flying at different altitudes and in different directions, caused a perpendicular line of explosions which were of unvarying effectiveness. The town of Villanueva della Canada was destroyed by this deadly technique. The picture shows how Squadron F-9 looked as the death-dealing ships roared away on a routine bombing expedition over Spanish Government territory. The planes are dropping 500-pound bombs with well practiced precision. The pilot's mission in this case was to cut off te highway shows at the left, and the railroad shown at the right, very important to Loyalists on the Santander front. To know the horrors of war is to want peace This is one of a series of 240 Picture Cards. Save to get them all. Picture and Text Copyright 1938, GUM, INC., Phila., Pa."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 001


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c. 1936-1938




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