Some takeaways the book left me with was could there have been any other way other than bombing to save the people who were innocent. If not could we have taken more actions to make it less horrifying and leaving people dead, wounded, and homeless.
The thing I would want remembered from this book is that we should try to solve things instead of just dropping a bomb.
Two quotes I had was "A living corpse because of you, my soul has been able to get through purgatory." "Is your whole life going to be like this, working so hard? Shouldn't you be married? Or, if you choose not to marry, shouldn't you become a nun?"
Part Two: Bombing of Guernica/Painting
In April 1937, Guernica was the first city to be deliberately targeted for aerial bombing. The region's resilient stand was punished by Franco when he allowed the unprotected city to be bombed by Hitler's airforce. It was said that Richthofen selected Guernica as a target. The city had a great importance to the Basques so it's bombing would send a clear message of military power of the Nalionalists to the republicans. The raid was also an experiment and Guernica had been untouched by the war up to April 1937. The famous Spanish painting was by artist Pablo Picasso. It was painted as a reaction to the aerial bombing of Guernica. The Spanish Republic, government of spain, appointed Picasso to paint a large mural about the bombing to display at the 1937 World's Fair in Paris. The oil painting that is 11 feet tall by 25.6 feet wide shows the catelysms of war as well as the anguish and destruction in inflicts upon people, especially innocent civilians.