Spanish Civil War Postcard 014


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers climbing out of a flooding trench. In the foreground, two soldiers help lift an injured soldier out of the trench. Two soldiers reach at the trench walls. In the background, a soldier helps pull up another soldier from the ledge of the trench. There are explosions and canons in the background. There are sandbags along the edge of the trench.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "91 Floods Wash Out Fighting in Spain While bitter fighting was going on between the Insurgent and Government forces on the broad Aragon Front, the Ebro River overflowed its banks, sheeting wide areas in the valleys. Torrential rains over a period of many days were responsible for the high water. The angry deluge flooded roads and railways in Government territory near Huesca, and filled trenches throughout the battle zone, driving the Valencia troops to higher ground. The wounded who lay in anguish as the waters rose about them were trapped like rats. Others, more fortunate, were removed by their comrades to the full view of the enemy. The Gallego River, rushing down from the French Frontier to join the Ebro at the Insurgent base, was at its highest level in twenty years--twenty one feet above normal! By October 29, 1937, some of the principal battlegrounds of this front were under several feet of water. 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 014


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c. 1936-1938




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