Saturday, April 29, 2006

Guernica

As the 70th anniversary of the total destruction of Guernica approaches, Basques demand that Picasso's most famous mural be handed over to them. A most interesting article on Guernica, the Basque town bombed to ruins by the German Luftwaffe in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, and the work of art, which for many embodies the inhumanity, brutality and hopelessness of war, and the cruelty of bombing civilians.

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