Spanish Civil War Postcard 023


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon building under attack. The building is collapsing, dropping and entrapping the people inside. There are explosions on one side of the collapsing building and in the street below. Two planes fly overhead in the background. There is a large cloud of smoke behind the collapsing building.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "114 Bomb Blows Penthouse from Roof of Building The relentless Rebel bombing of Barcelona which began on March 16, 1938, was the cause of many freak accidents. In the middle of one street two women frantically looked for a small child that had been with them but a moment before. Apparently the child was blown up, leaving the women untouched! Not far away from them a small penthouse landed in the street. A bomb had struck the roof of a building and knocked its tiny superstructure with its occupants into the thoroughfare nine stories below! Most of them were crushed to death in the impact. Dishes, beds and household equipment were scattered over the pavement. The hotel used by press correspondents was hit and the rear wing was destroyed. Two bombs struck one of the principal railway stations where 400 persons were gathered. One hundred were killed and most of the others injured. 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 023


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c. 1936-1938




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