Friday, 21 March 2008

Three days when it rained iron

Seventy years ago to the day, Barcelona lay in rubble, with over one thousand civilians dead in the streets or in the ruins of their former homes. From March 16-18, 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War, Franco's airforce and his Italian allies bombed the city from the sky and opened a new chapter in the dark history of warfare. A new book, Tres dies de març, bears visual witness to those days of destruction. (Full story in printed edition).