Spanish Civil War Postcard 009


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers shooting canon-like weapons from snow-covered hills. In the background, there are houses and a few explosions in the air. In the foreground, two men ready another piece of ammunition. Two other soldiers load a piece of ammunition into the weapon.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "68 Rebel Howitzers Attack in Snowstorm Rebel Spanish soldiers, striking back at Loyalist lines at Teruel on December 29, 1937, in a howling blizzard, brought their heavy German-made Howitzers into action. These are the best general service howitzers produced in quantity. Those shown in the picture are howitzers of the 7-inch, siege, breech-loading type. The men directly behind the gun are in the act of loading a shell in the open breech. Others at the left of the gun have just removed a shell from the ammunition case and are setting the time fuse before passing it over to the gun crew. Howitzers are designed to throw shells with medium velocities and usually at angles between 15 and 45 degrees. They are able to reach an object, sheltered from direct fire of guns, by indirect or curved fire, sometimes at very high angles. The destruction possibilities of howitzer shells are due more to the force of a large charge of high explosive bursting rather than to great speed in flight. To know the horrors of war is to want peace This is one of a series of 240 True Stories of Modern Warfare. Save to get them all. Copyright 1938, GUM, INC., Phila., Pa."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 009


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c. 1936-1938




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