Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Anti-American Art: Sleeping with the Fishes
Two of four stamps issued by North Vietnam in 1973 to mark the downing of the 4,181st American aircraft. The stamp on the right shows the downing of a B-52 bomber over the port of Haiphong, and the stamp on the left shows the wreckage of US aircraft underneath the waters, tangled in the nets of Vietnamese fishing boats. The Vietnamese suffered horrifying casualties under American aerial attack, but somehow this tiny nation managed to defeat the most powerful military machine on the planet.