83rd Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika

Date 27th April 2020

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Date 27th April 2020

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Date 27th April 2020

Journal | Guernica 37

Today marks the 83rd anniversary of the bombing of the town of Gernika by the fascist forces of the dictator Francisco Franco, the first time in modern history that civilians were deliberately targeted in an act of war, the majority of whom were women and children. The use of power and violence that was rained down on Gernika was soon exponentially increased by the Nazis...

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