Spanish Civil War Postcard 048


Front of postcard (recto). Image of cartoon soldiers running across a harbor-like structure that is falling apart in a large body of water. There are soldiers in tipping canoes in the background. In the foreground, four soldiers  float in the water. One man reaches for a piece of furniture or wood. In the background, there are mountains.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "183 Loyalists Open Flood Gates to Check Rebels By evening of March 30, 1938, the city of Lerida was virtually deserted by civilians. The Loyalist defenders within its walls had blown up its electric plants and a huge smoke pall lay about it. The same day, they had destroyed a large dam and opened flood-gates in the Cinca River Valley, temporarily washing out Insurgents pontoon bridges thrown up in the advance. The Loyalists also were reported to have brought two International Brigades from Madrid to help check the Rebel drive. But in spite of these desperate measures of the resistance the Rebel advance moved on. They predicted the quick fall of Lerida and moved up truckloads of provisions and equipment in expectation of its occupation. Meanwhile the right wing of the army, 42 miles to the south, menaced Gandesa. This force had already crossed the Algas River, five miles to the west, and was slightly closer to the coast than the army investing Lerida. 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. Print in U.S.A."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 048


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c. 1936-1938




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