Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Barcelona, Spanish Civil War

Photo: Aviazione Legionaria Archive 
16 March 1938: Barcelona comes under aerial bombardment from the Italian Aviazione Legionaria for 3 days, causing more than 3,000 deaths. These attacks were at the request of General Francisco Franco as retribution against the resolutely Republican Catalan population.

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