Spanish Civil War Postcard 040


Front of postcard (recto). Image of cartoon soldiers putting papers into a missile or rocket. In the background, there are explosions with papers flying out of them. Another soldier watches the two packing papers.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "160 Setting Off Propaganda in Spain The Spanish Civil War has made great use of propaganda, and several new devices have been invented to disseminate it. The propaganda rocket has been used effectively by both sides. A rocket with a range of a mile and a half scatters as many as 1000 leaflets at a time; and there are also in use German vans with sound equipment, six loud speakers, and cable three-quarters of a mile long for the purpose of propagandizing the enemy. The rocket is more effective because it travels farther and the written word as a rule has more weight than the spoken. The picture shows soldiers behind the Rebels' lines in February, 1938, loading a rocket with its cargo of propaganda circulars. Others are seen exploding in the distance and dropping their loads over the Loyalist lines...effective, but not deadly. 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 040


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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