Spanish Civil War Postcard 015


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers on horseback attacking an enemy group of soldiers.  The soldiers on horses carry spear-like weapons. The soldiers on foot shoot rifles and pistols. In the foreground, there is a body on the ground being trampled by a horse. In the background, a foot soldier raises both arms in surrender. There are mountains in the background.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "93 Crack Rebel Cavalry Attacks Loyalists 
On March 1, 1938, Colonel Ituarte Monasterio, the commander of Spanish Insurgent troops on the Teruel Front, sent his crack Navaresse calvary units into the hills surrounding this Rebel stronghold. Their orders were to crush bands of Government soldiers lying in ambush on the slopes and menacing Rebel positions on the road to Valencia. Absolutely fearless, these expert horsemen charged the various bands of dogged guerilla fighters, routing many from the vicinity. Armed with pistols and lances, they attacked the rifle-armed Government troops. As usual in a calvary charge many beautiful steeds were shot down under their riders while their brave masters were trampled in the skirmish or riddled with rifle fire. The Navaresses are natives of Navarre, a former kingdom of the western Pyrenees and adjacent parts of Spain and France, the nucleus of which was the Basque population of this region. 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 015


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c. 1936-1938




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