Viva España! Viva El Ejército! [Long Live Spain! Long Live The Army!]
whole:The image occupies the whole sheet, one line of black text is integrated into a banner across the top of the image.
Another line of text is integrated across the centre of the upper portion of the sheet.
image: The majority of the image is filled by a large, black eagle with its wings spread from the left edge to right edge of the page.
Below the left wing is a red yoke, wrapped with a yellow rope. Below the right wing are five red arrows, again wrapped in yellow rope. The
eagle's body consists of a shield divided into quarters. The upper left quarter is a yellow castle on a red background. The lower left
quarter is filled by vertical red and yellow stripes. The upper right quarter shows a red lion on a yellow background. The lower right
quarter contains a yellow star-like shape, made from chains with a blue stone at its centre, on a red background. Between the two lower
portions of the shield, where it reaches a point there is a pomegranate. Below this, emerging from under the shield is the eagle's tail.
Above the shield is a gold crown, above which the eagle's head emerges in a yellow halo. Either side of the bird's head there is a banner.
On the left side we see the Spanish flag, turning into the red and green Portuguese flag, which turns into a red swastika flag. On the
other side is the Spanish flag again, but this time it turns into the red flag of the Army of Africa, showing a green Star of David, which
turns into the Italian flag.
text: Viva España! Viva El Ejército! ¡Viva El General Franco! [Long Live Spain! Long Live The Army! Long Live General
The yoke and arrows was the symbol of the Spanish Nationalists.
The coat of arms described is the coat of arms from the from the Spanish flag.
Item was acquired by the donor's Uncle while he was serving on HMS Repulse in 1938. He records in his log that
while the Repulse was moored in Gibraltar harbour and he was given shore leave and decided to go to into Spain. He and his party met
someone who took them to the Fascist military headquarters in La Linea where they were given these posters.