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As Aleppo burns in this age of lies, Picasso's Guernica still screams the truth about war

MP Andrew Mitchell invoked the ghosts of Guernica in his speech on Aleppo this week. From the dead baby’s face to the figure in the fire, Picasso’s apocalypse will always outstare bloodthirsty dictators The flames of Guernica still burn in modern memory. In 1937, the Nazi German air force bombed this ancient city in the hills of Spain’s Basque region on behalf of the fascist side in the Spanish civil war.
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