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Aerial Bombardment of Barcelona

During the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona came under aerial bombardment for three days beginning 16th March 1938, from the Italian Aviazione Legionaria. The bombings caused more than 3000 deaths.
These attacks were at the request of General Francisco Franco as retribution against the resolutely Republican Catalan population.

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