Spanish Civil War Postcard 034


Front of postcard (recto). Image of two cartoon soldiers carrying dead and wounded people on horses. Another injured man watches the soldiers. A few children stand in the street. A group of soldiers put out smoke and shovel rubble. In the background, there is a large building with orange and white smoke.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "140 Rebels Clean Up Teruel After Recapture When Rebel soldiers marched into the city of Teruel on February 22, 1938, their voices raised in song told that the battle was ended. The surrender of the Loyalists, beginning on the preceding night, checked the bloody street fighting. Pack mules of the Insurgent sanitary corps plodded through the streets, laden with bodies of the dead and some wounded. Busy groups of soldiers tore down crumbled walls and swept away the debris. Children, separated from their parents, wandered dazedly about the littered streets and rejoiced when they saw the food trucks. A diet of mule meat had been their only fare during the fight. Old people gave thanks that the terrible bloodshed was over. A tired old man, who had returned to Teruel to find his wife dead, and had remained throughout the siege, expressed his determination to stay on. Except for a clean-up of snipers, which Rebels suspected of hiding in caves, the fight was over. 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 034


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c. 1936-1938




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