Spanish Civil War Postcard 050


Front of postcard (recto). Image of cartoon soldiers being attacked by men in blue uniforms and red capes. The attackers ride on horses and use long spear-like weapons to fight the soldiers. The scene is full of smoke or fog. There is some building debris in the background. Three men ride on horses and two soldiers are on the ground. One soldier takes a spear to the chest in the foreground.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "185 Moors Attack City to Avenge Ancient Defeat On April 3, 1938, three Rebel columns united in the encirclement of Lerida in a final assault upon this city which had been known for hundreds of years as one of the most impregnable fortresses of Spain. The armies of Yague, with his African moors, and Moscardo had formed contact at Almacellas, 12 miles northwest along the highway to Barbastro, and another column under General Alfonso Barron aided in the assault. Yague sent up a fleet of fast whippet tanks followed by African Moors on horseback, anxious to avenge the defeat of their ancestors driven from Lerida more than 1100 years before. Meanwhile Rebel troops under General Valino fighting toward the delta of the Ebro River seized Cherta, eight miles from Tortosa. They climbed the peaks of the Sierra de Cordo and looked down at the water of the Mediterranean to the east--their ultimate goal. 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 050


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c. 1936-1938




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