Thursday, April 29, 2010
Anti-American Art: A Warning to Invaders
This stamp from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, then only North Vietnam, issued in 1967, marks the 2,000th American aircraft shot down over the north. It shows a handcuffed POW being led from his burning aircraft by a female member of a civil defense militia. About 1,000 American POWs, including the war criminal-turned-politician John McCain, were released in 1973 following the Geneva peace accords which ended an active American military role in the war against Vietnam.