Spanish Civil War Postcard 043


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon man and woman in a car. The man lifts his top hat. A soldier drives the car. The car moves away from a large building where lines of soldiers stand. A small crowd waves in the background. In the background, there are boats in a body of water.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "163 Loyalist President Leaves Barcelona With Generalissimo Franco's Insurgents tightening their grip on Catalonia, crippling the Government's main source of electric power, and threatening to blast Barcelona from the map, President Manual Azana of the Loyalist Government and his wife were reported to have fled northward from the capital on April 5, 1938. A new "last stand" Government, with Premier Juan Negrin coming out as a sort of dictator, refused to discuss surrender. Government buildings were being turned into virtual fortresses in preparation for the impending onslaught of Franco's forces. The same night, in messages to France and Great Britain, the Spanish Government protested against continuation of their non-intervention policy with its "appalling and dangerous injustice." The notes to these countries appealed for France and Britain to permit the sale of munitions to the Loyalists, while Franco made new plans to spend massed violence against Barcelona. 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 043


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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