Spanish Civil War Postcard 021


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. The soldiers use rifles, bayonets, pistols, and fists to fight. In the background, there is an airplane overhead and a firing tank on the ground.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "112 Hand-to-Hand Fighting in Aragon On March 9, 1938, Generalissimo Francisco Franco's Insurgent forces launched a smashing offensive along a 70-mile front in a new attempt to cut Government-held Spain in half and end the war. A lengthy artillery preparation supplemented by aerial bombardment was begun at daybreak. After pounding the Government positions for hours, the infantry attacked. Heavy hand-to-hand fighting developed while Insurgent war planes raked the first and second Government lines with bombs and machine-gun fire. This offensive was designed to push the Government forces far enough east to enable patrols to continue to the southeast down the road to Sagunto without danger to the Insurgents' left flank. By nightfall Franco's columns were only sux miles west of Belchite which the Loyalists seized last year. At this point some military observers believed that Franco was ready to start his long-awaited drive to the Mediterranean seacoast, and this proved to be the case. 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 021


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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