Spanish Civil War Postcard 049


Front of postcard (recto). Image of cartoon soldiers shooting weapons and throwing grenades out of a window. The street is filled with tanks, soldiers, smoke, and explosions. In the background, there are some wrecked buildings.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "184 Rebels Trapped in Lerida by Ruse Early on March 31, 1938, a Rebel advance guard of African Moors had reached the western outskirts of Lerida. At dawn the Rebels ordered fifty tanks into the city and their crews sent back word that the Government forces had fled. A Rebel air squadron flew over the city without drawing fire. The Rebel infantry then decided it was safe to march into the main square. Suddenly a signal was given and 15,000 Loyalists hidden in the buildings opened fire from windows, doorways and alleys upon the incredulous Rebels! Hand grenades, machine guns and anti-tank guns contributed to the slaughter! A couple of squadrons of Loyalist fighting planes then zoomed into the air from a neighboring airdrome and soon were fighting Rebel planes in dog-fights over the city. The Rebels hurriedly withdrew and began a wide encircling maneuver, awaiting reinforcements. 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 049


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archive



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