Spanish Civil War Postcard 060


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a group or battalion of cartoon soldiers crossing mountains while under attack. Several planes in the sky overhead drop missiles on top of the lines of soldiers. In the foreground, there is a dead body and a soldier using a rifle to shoot at a plane. Five explosions can be seen throughout the line of soldiers.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "262 Rebels Drop Curtain of Fire in Ebro On August 3, 1938, the Rebels reported that an incessant bombardment by hundreds of warplanes had stopped the Government's offensive along the pontoon-ribboned Ebro River in Catalonia. The curtain of fire was described as so intense that the Government forces were completely disorganized and unable to reform their lines! Although Loyalist dispatches admitted the attack they maintained that their commanders continued pouring men, tanks and artillery across the Ebro into the Gandesa sector despite almost a week of Rebel attempts to destroy the pontoon bridges in the river and cut off the Government forces. The Government's new maneuver of striking quickly first in one sector and then in another forced the Rebels to create a mobile rear guard, thus weakening the front line defenses, according to Loyalist reports. To know the horrors of war is to want peace This is one of the second series of Horrors of War picture cards and true stories of today's warfare. Save to get a complete history. Copyright 1938, Gum, Inc., Phila., Pa. Printed in U.S.A."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 060


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c. 1936-1938




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