Spanish Civil War Postcard 010


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon car caught in an explosion. A woman's body hangs out of the driver's seat. There are two bodies in the rear seats. The car's front is covered by an explosion. Behind the car, there is another explosion and smoke covering pieces of debris. In the background, there are wrecked buildings and several explosions. There is a dead man on the ground in the foreground. Rubble covers the ground.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "69 Gun Shells Daring War Reporters in Spain On the last day of December, 1937, four reporters--two of them Americans--were riding in an automobile close to the battlefront at Teruel, Spain. Their enthusiasm had made them careless of the grave danger surrounding them. Suddenly a 75-millimeter shell made a direct hit on the car, showering the occupants with deadly shrapnel and fragments of the demolished automobile! Bradish Gaillard Johnson, Jr., an American, died of chest wounds; E. S. R. Sheepshanks, English, succumbed to shrapnel wounds about the face. Harry Philby of the London Times recovered from a head wound, but Edward J. Neil, an American, Associated Press reporter, later died of a thigh injury. After the shell had struck, friends of the dead and wounded hurried them over the snow-covered roadway to the hospital at Zaragoza where Sheepshanks died. "Eddie" Neil followed him on January 2. His last words were: "Well, I guess the war is over for me!" 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 010


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c. 1936-1938




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