The National Front

Nationalist Postcards

The postcards in this section date to 1939, and were printed the end of the Civil War. They were meant to portray a victorious and jubilant Nationalist Spain. Despite a loose political and organizational framework at the start of the war, the right benefited from the formation of the Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista (abbreviated as FET y de las JONS, or in English "Spanish Traditionalist Phalanx and Assemblies of the National-Syndicalist Offensive") during the war. Under the leadership of General Francisco Franco, the Falange and it supporters undertook the creation of an elaborate national myth that served to legitimate the resulting dictatorship. The two postcards in this section attest to early fascist attempts to forge a national recovery out of the Nationalist victory.

NOTE: In each section, the original Spanish text from the reverse side appears in bold. Translations follow in normal font.