Spanish Civil War Postcard 053


Front of postcard (recto). Image of cartoon soldiers attacking a tall wall and building in the mountains. There is a tank assisting the soldiers. Next to the building, there is part of a crane. The soldiers carry rifles.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "188 Rebels Cut off Barcelona Power On April 7, 1938, the Rebels captured five big hydro-electric plants in the Noguera-Pallaresa Valley of Northeasten Spain and severed about 80 percent of the power serving Government war industries in Caralonia. The plants were seized after bitter fighting outside Tremp, which is 18 miles above the Noguera plants, and the fields were sown with dead. A column of African Moors and whippet tanks driving northward from Balahuer seized these plants 23 miles north of conquered Lerida and 75 miles northwest of Barcelona. The main power cables supplying Barcelona were immediately cut. This action deprived Barcelona and Catalonia of 286,000 kilowatts of power. The next day, while heading for more power plants, Franco's troops' capture of the Tremp dam scotched a Government plan to send a huge flood of 7,000,000,000 feet of water roaring down the Segre and Ebro River valleys. 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 053


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c. 1936-1938




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