Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Anti-American Art: Anniversary Party
From a series of stamps issued by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 1975 to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the ruling Korean Workers Party in the North: this one focuses on the "fatherland liberation war" of 1950-1953. In the top half of the vignette jubilant Korean soldiers on the battlefield of victory. In the bottom half of the vignette a bleak cemetery of crosses and smashed up American military hardware.
According to Wikipedia, American casualties in the Korean war amounted to 36,940 killed. Chinese and Korean soldiers from both sides, over a million killed. Korean civilians, two million killed.