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Most valuable lot estimated at £1200 shows a Nazi branded horse trampling Spanish freedom.<br />
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As Spain teeters on the brink of another civil war over the Catalonian independence crisis, a rare collection of posters from the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's have emerged for sale 80 years after the country was last in turmoil.<br />
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The seven posters, which are expected to fetch more than £10,000 at auction, were all made by anti-fascist artists supporting the democratic Republican cause after a group of army generals led by Franco staged a military coup and tried to take control in 1936.<br />
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In a country with a high rate of illiteracy, much of the propaganda produced in the first few years of the war used rousing images to deliver their message to the masses.<br />
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Hitler and Mussolini both sent thousands of troops and weapons to help the right-wing Nationalists and many of the Republican posters slammed the "foreign fascist hordes" and the pictures showed swastika-covered enemies.<br />
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The posters will be sold by Onslows Auctioneers in Stourpaine, Dorset on December 15.