A complete run in 17 issues of the first publication produced in Valencia after the end of the Spanish Civil War, each issue 2 to 6 pp., with the first issue printed the day before Franco proclaimed victory and the last of the Republican forces surrendered and covering the immediate aftermath of the war. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Some toning, soiling, creasing along folds, small scattered closed tears, upper right corner of front of issue no. 1 missing, does not effect any text. Tabloid. Newsprint self-wrpps. Valencia 1939.
Valencia became the capital of Republican Spain on November 6, 1936, before the government moved to Barcelona in October of 1937. By the end of the war, the city had survived over 400 bombardments, killing thousands. On March 30, 1939, Valencia surrendered and Nationalist troops entered the city. The 3a. Cia. de Radiodifusión y Propaganda en los Frentes took over the editorial offices in the city and seized radio stations. During those first days after occupation, Avance was the only newspaper authorized to be printed. It was replaced by Levante weeks later, the official newspaper of the Falange Española Tradicionalista de las J.O.N.S. Very scarce; as of February 2018, WorldCat does not locate a single holding in North America. Book ID: 48845