Spanish Civil War Postcard 055


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon city corner in ruins. There are two children, a man, and a horse dead on the ground. Pieces of furniture, a wagon, and other debris cover the ground. There are two destroyed buildings.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "206 The Deserted Village
When, on April 10, 1938, the Rebel offensive to end the Spanish war became a five-pronged fork which Generalissimo Franco jabbed into northeastern Spain, from the French frontier region to the middle eastern coast, it prodded thousands of frightened civilians to desert their homes and flee toward the French frontier. Franco's bombing planes bombarded the 24-mile strip of coast-line between Tortosa and Benicarlo in endless relays leaving a path of horror throughout the area. The picture shows one of the small towns in the section most recently bombed, now deserted by its once happy, thriving countrymen. Most of the buildings have been leveled to the street and several fleeing civilians were caught in the tumbling debris, including two children who met their deaths while attempting to save their toys. 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 055


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archive



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