Thursday, March 25, 2010

Anti-American Art: Forgive us our trespasses

This stamp from North Korea is part of a series issued in 1971 noting worldwide resistance to the US. This stamp shows the EC 121 spy plane shot down by North Korea and the USS Pueblo captured by North Korea, both in waters claimed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the late 1960s. The crew of the Pueblo are seen surrendering, as a resolute Korean soldier brandishes his bayonet. The crew of the American spy plane died in the incident; the crew of the Pueblo spy ship spent almost a year imprisoned in Korea. The Pueblo is today a tourist attraction in Pyongyang.

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