Belchite: The Site of the Red Soaked Sands of the Civil War

9/07/2010 08:10:00 AM ·


The ruins at Belchite are a keen reminder of the turbulance in 1937, representing world superpowers, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, amongst many others. What's left represents Franco's order to leave the monument to remind everyone that war is both powerful and destructive.

As you approach the ghost town of Belchite in the Spanish province of Aragon the soil turns a deep red, almost like a sign that the place you are approaching is soaked in the blood of battle. Belchite is perhaps the most powerful reminder in Spain of the devastation that war (in this case the civil war of 1936 – 39) can bring to human populations. It remains today as it was at its surrender on 1 September 1937.

Read this article  Belchite – Ghostly Reminder of the Spanish Civil War via our friends at Kuriositas

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