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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 2. MacArthur Heads UN Forces

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.02 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, "2. MacArthur Heads UN Forces," consisting of a portrait of General Douglas MacArthur with an ablazed North Korean tank in the background. Reverse side contains a propaganda narrative by which United Nations aiding South Korea is likened to a father who "would help the folks next door if some bad men were beating them up."

Background Information: General Douglas MacArthur was a prominent military figure recognized for his work as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and the Philippines War. After ...North Korea invaded Souther Korea, MacArthur was unanimously selected by the United Nations as the Commander in Chief placing South Korean armies under his command. See More

People: MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaKorean WarMilitary MobilizationMilitary Personnel

Sub Era: The Fifties

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