The Civil War of 1936-1939 brought the greatest disaster in the history of Corbera: during the Battle of the Ebro, the village was in the vanguard of the republican front established in August 1938 on the outskirts of La Pobla de Massaluca, Vilalba and Gandesa. The front crumbled in Corbera on September 3rd and the village was left practically in ruins.
Poble Vell lies on top of a hill at 337 meters; where a multitude of houses in ruins give evidence of what until 1938 was the village of Corbera d'Ebre.There lies his symbol, the Church of San Pedro from where you can see the rugged mountains of the Sierra de Pàndols and Cavalls and much of the land that was the main stage of the 115 days of confrontation that lasted the battle.
The damage of the old quarter forced the villagers to move downhill. So the abandoned ruins became the symbol of the villagers defence in the most tragic event in recent history, and a place to be visited by anyone wanting to recall those terrible actions, or merely to contemplate the disasters of war.