Spanish Civil War Postcard 039


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers under attack from airplanes overhead. There are three large explosions around the soldiers. There are two yellow planes in the sky. In the background, there are mountains.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "159 Mistake in Identity Causes Loyalist Slaughter On January 27, 1938, a strong Loyalist attack on Singra, 24 miles north of Teruel, ended in a mad retreat when a squadron of foreign planes through a mistake in identity bombed and machine-gunned their own troops! The Loyalists in attempting to sever the Teruel-Saragossa highway had thrown four fresh brigades of infantry and three divisions of powerful Russian tanks into the battle. Not long after this action, 16 planes appeared over the front. Under orders to protect the advance from the east the planes mistook the Loyalist forces for the enemy and started to bomb them and strafe them with machine-gun fire. The terrible butchery lasted for a quarter of an hour, completely demoralizing the attacking troops. A whole unit of Loyalist infantry was said to have been wiped out through this awful mistake. 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 039


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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