German Navy Spanish Civil War Befehlshaber der Spanienstreitkraefte Feldpost Cover
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Item #:54422
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Feldpost cover from the Befehlshaber der Spanienstreitkraefte / Commander of the Spanish Armed Forces of the 11. Spanien Verband / 11th Spanish Assembly of the German Navy, which was, at this time on board Panzerschiff Deutschland. From 1936 until 1938, the German Navy, along with land and air forces (The Condor Legion), were sent to support Franco's Fascist Falangists (Spanish Phalanx of the Assemblies of the National Syndicalist Offensive / Falange Espanola de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista) in the Spanish Civil War / Spanischen Buergerkrieges. The Nazis were apparently excited to be able to try out many of their new weapons in combat. This combat included the carpet bombing of Guernica, which, in addition to killing scores of people, inspired the anti-war masterpiece by Pablo Picasso.

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