Spanish Civil War Postcard 063


Front of postcard (recto). Image of a cartoon man burying a body. A woman and small child watch the man. Another person bends down next to the grave. Next to the grave, there are two crutches on the ground. Behind the grave, there is another body on a hill. In the background, there is an explosion and four airplanes in the sky. The image shows hills and trees in the background.
Back of postcard (verso). Image of a page with text. Full text includes "276 Spanish Raid Refugees Bury Their Dead While Franco's Insurgent forces were striking savagely all along the Ebro front of September 2, 1938, in a sudden resumption of the stalled eastern offensive, his sinister bombers were bombing and machine-gunning civilians in Loyalist east-coast cities. The falling projectiles made no discrimination of their victims, killing the very young and the very old with utter disregard of their youthful innocence or aged helplessness. A band of fleeing refugees, caught in the deadly rain, were forced to bury their dead along the roadside in shallow, crudely dug graves, hardly daring to take time to cover the earth over the anguished form! The picture shows the little family gathered around the new-made grave which contains the un-coffined body of their crippled grandmother who was killed by shrapnel. Note the injured children among the mourners and the elderly victim's crutches now awaiting a new user! To know the horrors of war is to want peace This is one of the second serials 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. Print in U.S.A."


Spanish Civil War Postcard 063


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c. 1936-1938




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