The “Cruzada Espana Orientadora Espiritual Del Mundo” was a fascist, pro-Franco Spanish Civil War Poster. Franco and his army were Catholic as per the Spanish tradition and were fighting for this tradition to remain a part of Spain. The communists wanted to rid the country of all religions.
Many of the soldiers on the fascist side saw themselves as fighting in a crusade against the communists, thus the imagery of the cross. In fact, some of the first people to join Franco’s army were clergymen.
The direct translation of this poster is “Spain, Spiritual councillor of the world.” This part of our series of Nationalist or Fascist Posters from the Spanish Civil War.