Spanish Civil War Postcard 038


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a destroyed cartoon classroom or space with dead bodies scattered throughout. There is furniture tipped over with bodies caught between. In the background, there are other buildings that show through the wrecked walls.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "158 Planes Dump Explosives in Lerida School On November 3, 1937, nine tri-motored planes roared over the Catalan city, Lerida, and dropped bombs on the civilian population. Flying over a school near closing time the dumped their explosives on the roof of the school building, trapping teachers and pupils in the midst of their lessons. After the raiders had dropped their deadly bombs, they flew low over the city, according to the Government report, and machine-gunned many panic-stricken residents in the streets. More than fifty maimed and shattered bodies of children were removed from the school after the raid and rescue squads searched bomb-shattered buildings for additional victims. Hospitals were filled with injured men, women and children. A Government communique called it a "criminal and vicious attack on a civilian population." 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 038


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archive



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