Spanish Civil War Postcard 037


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon woman, two children, and a dog sitting around a dead man's body. There is blood falling from the man's mouth. Behind the woman, there is a wrecked house. There are two planes flying overhead. In the background, there are mountains.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "157 The Scourge of War in Spain Sunny Spain is no longer a land of happy little homes and carefree, merry-making people. Since the scourge of war has overtaken the country, but little remains of its former beauty. Shattered dwellings, death-divided families, weeping mothers, and ragged, ill-fed children proclaim the curse on every hand. For Spain is in the throes of Civil War which knows no bounds of decency or sympathy. Throughout the areas which have suffered attacks are spread the effects of the theory of "total war" the purpose of which is not only to destory the opposing army, but also to kill or demoralize citizens. Air raids bring the essence of "total war"--the lingering odor of a humble meal cooked but never eaten, which hangs over a gaping house, the maimed bodies, the destroyed furniture, the desolation. The trail war leaves behind is never a pretty picture. 
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 037


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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