Spanish Civil War Postcard 025


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a line of cartoon soldiers in blue-grey uniforms. In front of the line, there are piles of supplies including rifles and backpacks. Behind the soldiers, there is a Moroccan solider on horseback. In the background, there are lines of canons and tanks. There is a wrecked building in the background.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "117 Loyalists Surrender Arms and War Machines By the end of March, 1938, the advancing Spanish Insurgent armies were in such high spirits that their officers had difficulty in preventing them from going beyond their immediate objectives! Rebel headquarters reported that since the start of the big push seaward of March 9 more than 13,000 prisoners had been taken as well as 14 full batteries of artillery, hundreds of trucks and scores of tanks. Captured arms and munitions took weeks to tabulate. On March 27 Generalissimo Franco's Insurgents smashed their way into Catalonia, the seat of Spain's Government. Fraga, key point of the "Lenin Line" and gateway leading to Lerida and thence Barcelona, fell into the Rebels' hands a few hours after their entry into Catalonia. The picture shows a line of Loyalist soldiers surrendering their equiptment to the Rebels, under the supervision of Franco's men. Note the war machines massed in the background. 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 025


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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