Spanish Civil War Postcard 057


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group of cartoon soldiers on horseback under fire. There are several soldiers on the ground. Three soldiers ride on horses. One soldier begins to fall as his horse hits the ground. In the background, there are mountains and canons. The soldiers ride through a green hilly area. There are three explosions in the image.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "209 Rebel Cavalry Commander Killed in Action In a determined Rebel drive to take Tortosa, on April 19, 1938, Colonel Cebollino, commander of the Second Insurgent Calvary Division, was wounded by the incessant Loyalist machine-gun fire, just west of the city, and he died soon after of his injuries. The deadly fire swept horse and rider to the ground as he was approaching the Ebro River to join other divisions attempting to lash pontoon bridges across the turbulent waters. Government militia posted on the left bank kept up a steady rain of bullets which effectively halted the Rebel advance and prevented them from crossing to Tortosa. Unable to crack the Government defenses at this juncture, the Insurgents abandoned their offensive here and drove southward along the Mediterranean Coast toward Castellon and Valencia. 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 057


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Tamiment Library


c. 1936-1938




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