Spanish Civil War Postcard 046


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a large cartoon plane dropping a missile on a group of soldiers. Above the plane, there are seven other planes. On the ground, three tanks assist the planes in shooting at the soldiers. The soldiers are surrounded by smoke and explosions.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "181 Men Against Machines Franco's drive toward the sea in the spring of 1938 brought into play an enormous quantity of new materials, better and more effective than anything that the Loyalists could muster. Their men were expected to stand up against an overwhelming mass of death-dealing machines, without being able to reply in kind. First came the planes...dozens and dozens of them, dropping bombs, strafing with machine guns. The noise shattered the eardrums. Then there was artillery fire...quick-firing cannon which shot four shells in even fewer seconds. Next rolled up the tanks...hundreds of them...the latest models. And still no men were to be enemies whom the Loyalists could repay. Even so there were troops that stood up against all these devilish devices of war, and when the Rebel infantry finally made an appearance it often recieved a set-back. 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 046


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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