The Bombing of Gernika: A Short History
Few events in the history of the world have aroused the passions of the decent, the fair, the peaceful, and the just as much as the brutal terror bombing attack on the Basque town of Gernika. From the decision of the fascist forces to attack the open city to the horror of the bombing, to its aftermath, this short history tells the terrible events that colored not only the modern history of the Basques but of all of humanity as it ushered in a new age of warfare.
The Bombing of Gernika
The episode of Guernica, with all that it represents both in the military and the moral order, seems destined to pass into History as a symbol. A symbol of many things, but chiefly of that capacity for falsehood possessed by the new Machiavellism which threatens destruction to all the ethical hypotheses of civilization. A clear example of the use which can be made of untruth to degrade the minds of those whom one wishes to convince. (Foreign Wings over the Basque Country, 1937)