Sunday, October 17, 2010
Anti-American Art: Bad Holiday Trip
From wartime Vietnam circa 1966 comes this fairly direct work of art that wound up appearing on a Soviet postcard. The top caption reads "Washington to Saigon" and shows a flight of American choppers. The bottom caption reads "Saigon to Washington" and shows a flight of flag-winged coffins. That's the flag of the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front flying high. According to Wikipedia, this was the journey experienced by 58,000 Americans. Over a million North Vietnamese and NLF fighters were killed, and over two million Vietnamese civilians died.