Spanish Civil War Postcard 056


Front of postcard (recto). Image of long lines of cartoon people crossing a bridge and a body of water. The line emerges from around a mountain base where two houses can be seen. Within the crowd, there are soldiers in uniform. In the background, there are mountains and trees. Many people in the crowd carry bags.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "207 Loyalists Cross Garonne to Safety On April 11, 1938, the Ara Valley of Northeastern Spain was reported emptying its population into France through the frontier post of Pont-du-Roi. Over 3000 inhabitants of the valley including stray Government troops tramped across the Garonne River in full flight before advancing Insurgent armies, to find a haven of safety across the border. Another 4000 awaited their turn to escape the valley by taking this pass through the heart of the Pyrenees...fugitives from Lerida in Catalonia, and the upper Aragon. Government broadcasts ordering civilian evacuation of coastal towns of Tortosa, Vinaroz and Benicarlo were picked up by Insurgent radio stations. The broadcasts coincided with an Insurgent report that the left wing of General Miguel Aranda's Galician army had reached the village of San Mateo, within 16 miles of Vinaroz. 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 056


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c. 1936-1938




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