Spanish Civil War Postcard 036


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon people, mostly soldiers, marching through snowy mountains on a narrow path. There are some sitting in the snow and other struggle to balance on the path. In the background, there are snow covered trees.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "142 Fleeing Loyalists Freeze in Mountains The great Insurgent drive through northeastern Spain, in April 1938, led thousands of Spanish military and civilian refugees to flee toward France. Through deep mountain snows the fugitives hurried across the Pyrenees, but many of their companions had already met death by plunging into icy canyons. Frontier guards discovered bodies of a number in snowbanks where they had dropped from sheer exhaustion. Others lay on rocky slopes and ridges. Some had toppled over the border into their deaths! Arriving at Bagneres de Luchon, French mountain resort, after days of tragic hardship, the refugees were in desperate need of food and protection. Mothers and children were given preference in hastily erected shelters and were fed, and supplied with woolen blankets. Military refugees were confined in open courtyards under guard. 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 036


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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