These may have had some resonance with me getting into Spaghetti Westerns - so many of the films having some reference to the American Civil War.
You’d have to be of a certain age to know first-hand of these (but I am).
I think they tried to ban them for being so graphically and grittily violent (a bit like our beloved films then), but it didn’t stop me having the set when I was but a nipper. Released on us kiddies about the same time (coincidently(?) as spaghettis, I thought they were fantastic. Without having a good look at the link I’m about to put on - I remember particular ones - there’s the pathos of ‘brothers in death’ (? I’m guessing), which has that ‘Blondie passing the fag’ feel (GBU). There’s ‘Raid at Dawn’(?) which shows the cheating-ness of war (something we weren’t brought up to believe in), and ’ a painful death’(?) - shockingly nasty.
I wish I still had that set now - I was looking on ebay but they go for quite a bit. (I won’t be getting a set yet - Almeria calls first).
We hear so much about how violent images corrupt and we become blase to the reality and pain, but these cards both horrified and fascinated me at the same time … but probably made me quite pacifistic in attitude, overall.
Anyway - anybody else remember these?
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