Spanish Civil War Postcard 030


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon harbor or city by a large body of water. The area is under attack and there are several explosions. There are buildings and ships in flames and smoke fills the scene.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "136 Loyalists Bombard Algeciras with Big Guns The Spanish warship Jaime I twice heavily bombarded the city of Algeciras which was occupied by Moroccan forces brought over from Africa by Generalissimo Franco, on August 7, 1936. Over a hundred were killed and wounded, mostly all civilians. Commercial wharves were set in flames and immense damage was done to private property. The Rebel gunboat Dato was blown up and completely destroyed alongside the wharf. After first shelling the Rebels in Ceuta with the aid of the cruiser Libertad and the destroyers Churruca and Lepanto, the Jaime I occupied a position in the mouth of the harbor at Algeciras and turned her 12-inch guns on the town at point-blank range. Only a feeble reply was perceptible from the shore. The British Consulate was hit by a shell and the Vice-Counsel's wife was injured in the arm. 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 030


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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