Spanish Civil War Postcard 028


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon city corner under attack. In the background, there is an explosion on the street and an airplane overhead. Two ground soldiers shoot into the sky and a weapon can be seen on a rooftop. Several civilians run from the explosion, including a man and two children in the foreground. There is a child on the ground with a bloody animal in the foreground. In the background, there are buildings and a narrow alley with a staircase.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "134 Loyalist Air Raid at Majorca Majorca and Minorca, two of the Spanish Balearic islands just east of Valencia in the Mediterranean Sea, took opposite sides when the insurrection began in Spain. Military authorities, opposed to the Government, assumed control in Majorca; Loyalists seized the power in the smaller island. Palma, capital of Majorca, was the scene of daily air raids at the hands of Loyalists. On July 30, 1936, at 6:00 p. m., a prolonged bombing took a large toll of dead and wounded. The picture shows one of the principal streets of Palma during the attack. Soldiers are firing at the planes from the ground as well as from a roof where an anti-aircraft gun is in operation. Terrified residents are running to shelter. Every street was guarded and, when accidents occured, was closed to pedestrians until the Red Cross arrived. 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 028


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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