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A man walking along a street by  the Foru, the main square in the centre of the Basque town of Gernika-Lumo. The town of Guernica suffered an aerial attack by the Luftwaffe on 26th April 1937 during the Spanish Civil War when the German air force intervened in support of the Fascist uprising led by General Franco against the Spanish Republican government. The tragedy, which destroyed the town and left 1600 people dead, was the inspiration for artist Pablo Picasso's painting entitled Guernica which now hangs in the Prado Museum in Madrid.