The Spanish Civil War, which started in July 1936, proved to be really shocking for the European community. It was the first time since World War I when such major military activities involved European territories, and not Africa or Asia. On the other hand, this war became the last one that left some place for romanticism. The Iberian Peninsula became crowded by adventurers, fortune-hunters, crusaders for all sorts of ideas, and revanchists from the previous wars.
The devastating war has left an important cultural heritage, however paradoxical it may appear. Artists, sculptors, composers, and photographers created a new layer of culture, and the most unusual part of this layer are propaganda posters, which stand out amongst other pieces of art from that time. They can barely be confused with other posters of that kind.
Today’s set consists of the posters of the Republicans. We will discuss the propaganda means used by the Francoist forces next time.