Spanish Civil War Postcard 019


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon people running out of a flooded space. A crowd pushes up a staircase. There is a burst pipe with mice on the left. In the foreground, a man helps a woman up and another woman holds onto a rope.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "110 Rebel Bomb Floods Air Raid Shelter On Sunday morning January 30, 1938, immediately following an announcement from Franco's headquarters at Salamanca that its bombing of towns was justified and would continue, Rebel bombers roared over the Loyalist provisional capital Barcelona, dropping their deadly missiles. The first attack began at 9:05 a. m., and for five minutes the center of the city roared with the noise of bursting bombs, crashing walls, and screams of pain. One bomb fell into the ruins of a tenement. It bit through five stories to the cellar in which huddled 300 terrified men, women and children who had gathered there to escape the bombing. As the bomb exploded it broke open water pipes causing water to rush forth and fill the basement. All means of exit had been closed by the bursting projectile and so the entire group was drowned, amidst scenes of unbelievable horrors. To know the horrors of war is to want peace. This is one of 240 True Stories of Modern Warfare. Save to get them all and compete for 1000 Cash Prizes. Ask your dealer. Copyright 1938, GUM, INC., Phila., Pa. Printed in U.S.A."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 019


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archive



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