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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards ; 1. Reds Invade South Korea

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.01 Author/Creator: Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Trading card Date: 1951 Pagination: 1 collecting card ; 6 x 8 cm.

Summary of Content: One trading card from the Red Menace collection, "1. Reds Invade South Korea," illustrating a North Korean military tank and airplane carrying out an attack against South Korea in June 1950, reverse side of card describes North Korea crossing the 38th parallel, their military might, South Korea's free election, and the position that the UN took.

Background Information: North Korean military crossed the 38th parallel border (division between North Korea and South Korea) on June 21, 1950 ordered by Kim Il-Sung, which led to several clashes between the two armies.

People: Kim, Il-Sung, 1912-1994

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaKorean WarMilitary Mobilization

Sub Era: The Fifties

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