The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - Spain
The Short Snorter Project
FIFTY PESETAS BANK OF SPAIN SHORT SNORTER  
Series: MADRID 25 APRIL 1931 - Serial Number: 9,763,172
At the start of World War II, in September 1939, the Spanish economy was in ruins after a savage civil war had left
nearly half a million dead.   Spain was under a military dictatorship and Spaniards fought on both sides during World
War II, reflecting the allegiances of the Civil War.
REVERSE SIGNATURE:
            "Con el mayor afecto y lonpa tia" [translation: "With greater affection and fondness, Dear"]
                                                                Mair
HE11b from KG88 drops bombs over Spain in 1937.
 HE112B on trial in Spain in 1938.