Sunday, April 27, 2008

This Day In History: Bombing of Guernica 1937

During the Spanish Civil War, the Condor Legion of the German air force, supporting the Nationalists, bombed the Basque city of Guernica on this day in 1937, an event memorialized in Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica. [Britannica Online]

And if you haven't seen Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, set after the war under Franco, I'd like to encourage you to check it out. I have yet to see its "spiritual" prequel, The Devil's Backbone, which is set during the war.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Ooh, ooh, The Devil's Backbone is really, really good.

I'm incredibly lazy these days too, I need to sort that.


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