Spanish Civil War Postcard 051


Front of postcard (recto). Image of soldiers fighting in between buildings.  An enemy unit shoots from behind a rock barricade. The soldiers approach the barricade with a tank assisting them. There are several dead bodies on the ground. In the background, there are other buildings.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "186 Rebels Brave Machine Guns at Lerida The ancient city of Lerida fell into the hands of the Rebels at 7 p.m. on April 3, 1938, as converging columns entered the stronghold over the same rutted streets through which Cesar marched in 47 B.C. to seize Lerida from Pompey. The Loyalists had staked their last counterattack at 6:30 when the Rebel infantry surged through the city in a tank-supported charge up steeply inclined streets blocked by machine gun nests and barricades. A half hour later the remnant of the Government troops were fleeing eastward across the Segre River. More than 15,000 losses were said to have been suffered by the Government, including dead, wounded and prisoners. Capture of this walled city, on top of a rugged hill on the Segre River, placed the Rebel armies only 84 miles by highway and 80 miles in a direct line from the Loyalist capital at 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. Print in U.S.A. "


Spanish Civil War Postcard 051


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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