Spanish Civil War Postcard 033


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers running down a city street. Behind the soldiers, there is a tank with a flame thrower. Along the side of the tank, there is a different line of soldiers walking in formation. The street is covered with debris and flames. In the background, there are wrecked buildings and an airplane overhead.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "139 Franco Retakes Teruel in Bloody Night Battle On February 22, 1938, the Rebel forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco announced the recapture of Teruel. (The Rebels had been driven out of this strategic town three months before by a Loyalist offensive). With its recapture, hundreds of Loyalists were slaughtered or taken prisoneras they tried to escape an encircling maneuver of Insurgent troops from the south and north, supported by artillery. When at last the Loyalists knew they were outnumbered, they set fire to the city, as a signal for evacuation, and retreated through a weak spot in the Rebel line. Flamethrowing tanks and machine guns then mopped up the remnant of the Loyalists within the city while planes rained down destruction from the heavens already aglow with flames. Throughout the night these sacrifical fires painted a sky a blood-red hue to match the carnage of the streets. 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 033


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c. 1936-1938




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