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Gernika, yesterday and today

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And finally we came to the bridge that was an alleged target of the bombardment but missed. There are conflicting stories about this and the Astra gun factory. It is said that the gun factory and bridge were targets of the attack but both were missed in the bombing, conversely it is also said that they were both purposly NOT hit because Franco wanted to use the gun factory(which he did) and needed the bridge for moving his troops in after the bombing... It seems the issue is not ever going to be known for certain. In fact Franco denied the bombing was the work of the Fascists at all but esserted that it was the socialist Republicans who did it as propaganda to blame the Fascists! He maintained this until the very end. This however we know is fiction as there are photos of the He111 and German records as well as an official post war apology(only very recently) from the German Government. Anyhow ere is me on the bridge!

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Hi folks i am back!

Let's go to the little museum they have in Gernika about the bombing. The museum starts with a small recreated room of a citizen of gernika. She narrates her experience the day of the bombing and the house shakes and darkens. then you enter the museum which is short on actual items but gives the history of the war and the bombing of gernika in particular. Here are the couple of items I was most impressed with. An actual period pistol made at the nearby Astra gun factory.

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Then I found a diagram of a gun ( what am I gonna do with all this junk????) There were actually drafting designs of a lot of thier guns there still (originals too) but not wartime ones so i left them cause they were big.

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