On this day, 69 years ago:

The bombing of Guernica was an aerial attack on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War by the German Luftwaffe squadron known as the Condor Legion against the Basque city of Guernica. It was the first aerial bombardment in history in which a civilian population was attacked with the apparent intent of producing total destruction.

Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica can currently be seen at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofĂ­a, Madrid.

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