Spanish Civil War Postcard 029


Front of postcard (recto). Image of cartoon soldiers shooting into a city street from a rooftop. There are several bodies in the street and a few soldiers shoot out of windows on the opposite side of the street. In the street, there are explosions, rubble, and a stopped car. In the background, there are buildings and a large flame with a cloud of smoke.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "135 A Battle from a Rooftop in Barcelona The early days of the Spanish Civil War were marked by much bloody street fighting between Loyalist supporters of the Government and Rebel soldiers. Snipers took up positions in factories and on rooftops and picked off any of the Loyalists who ventured in their range. In the picture is shown a scene that was typical of Barcelona in this early period of unorganized activity. Rebel snipers are engaged in a battle from the roof of a church and are exchanging fire with Loyalists across the street. An armed automobile in the background has also joined in the firing. This was in July 1936. Later the Loyalists were successful in driving the Rebels from Barcelona and this city became a Loyalist stronghold, as well as the seat of the Government of Spain. 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 029


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c. 1936-1938




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