Spanish Civil War Postcard 041


Front of postcard (recto). Image of two cartoon soldiers on horses. One of the men holds a piece of paper and points straight ahead. Behind them, there is a unit or battalion marching forward. In the background, there are more horses and an explosion on a hill.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "161 Franco Assumes Personal Command Near Lerida Generalissimo Francisco Franco, leader of the Insurgent forces, assumed personal command of his armies closing in on Lerida on March 30, 1938. Lerida was the key to the Government capital Barcelona, eighty miles to the east. His main body of troops were reported at the outskirts of the city on the highway from Fraga, and, at this juncture, the Insurgent Chieftain threw other units forward in sweeping movements designed to encircle Lerida, now virtually deserted by its civilian population. There were scenes of confusion about this key city. Abandoned military equipment and dead bodies littered the roads. (Franco has been in command of the Rebel forces since July 17, 1936. On that date, Rebel Leader General Sanjurjo died in an airplane crash and General Franco who had been his understudy flew to Seville to take up the reins.) 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 041


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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