First bombing during the Civil War
The first time Barcelona was shelled during the Civil War was on 11th February 1937. The Italian cruise ship Eugenio di Savoia was aiming at the Elizalde arms factory here on Psg Sant Joan, but the shells missed their mark. 18 people were killed.
The image above shows the effects of the aerial bombing of Gran Via on 17 March 1938. From here
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- Los barceloneses recuerdan el primer bombardeo de la Guerra Civil, del que hoy se cumplen 70 años La Vanguardia