Spanish Civil War Postcard 026


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon group of soldiers under attack by a group of Moroccan soldiers on horseback. In the background, there is an explosion on an island and a large body of water. Horses and trucks travel in the background. In the foreground, there are several bodies on the ground. The soldiers throw torches from behind a rock barricade.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "118 Dynamite-slingers Contest Rebels' Drive On March 27, 1938, General Juan Yague's bearded Moroccans had dashed 16½ miles along the Saragossa Lerida Highway from Candasnos to reach Cinca. Here they shattered the outer crust of the "Lenin Line" that was about four miles deep and filled with concrete trenches and armored nests. The success of Franco's drive to the sea seemed assured except for one thing--the Dynamitaros. These were savage units of Loyalists from the mining regions of Northern Spain who contested every inch of the way with dynamite slings which had been used with such great effect in the siege of Bilbao and Oviedo. Despite this resistance, however, the dashing Moroccans moved up to the ancient walls of Lerida on March 30, 1938. A companion column on the right wing occupied Soses, four miles south of Alcarraz. Simultaneously the forces of General Garcia Valino drove the Loyalists into retreat above Gandesa. Thus three Rebel armies were closing in on the Loyalist Capital by April 1. 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 026


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c. 1936-1938




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