On April 26, 1937, German and Italian warplanes destroyed the Spanish city of Guernica. It was the first such large-scale bombing of a civilian target, and it presaged the massive destruction visited from the air during World War II. This image was taken on May 8, 1937.
Concierto de Aranjuez [Your Soul Bleeds] by Joaquin Rodrigo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_sML4prLE Inspired by the Palace of Aranjuez, bombing of Guernica in 1937, Rodrigo was blind since the age of 3, a pianist, he is known as one of the best composers of the 20th century, also Rodrigo's devistation at the miscarriage of his first child.
Rene Magritte The Black Flag, 1937 oil on canvas ‘The Black Flag’ may refer to the German bombing of the small Spanish town of Guernica in April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Magritte later wrote that the picture ‘gave a foretaste of the terror which would come from flying machines, and I am not proud of it.’ In contrast to artists who praised technology, Magritte was showing that machines have their darker side. Looking closely at the planes, one can see that they a
My third book. The subject matter is darker than the previous books, but it’s impossible to understand modern Spain without exploring what happened there in the 1930s: As in Webster’s previous books, Duende and Andalus, ¡Guerra! reveals the essence of modern Spain, which few outsiders ever manage to see. Fascinating true stories from the Civil War, vividly retold as he travels around the country, from the murder of Lorca to the siege of the Alcázar and the fire-bombing of Guernica.