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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 5. Hill 303

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.05.01 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, "5. Hill 303," depicting an execution of GI soldiers by North Korean firing squad. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative describing the massacre of Hill 303. The text illustrates North Korean soldiers who disboey the international law which protects the lives of prisoners of war.

Background Information: Hill 303, was a massacre committed on August 17, 1950. 67 prisoners were placed in a ravine after being imprisoned for two days. There is argument between the two sides of who committed the ...war crime. From the United States's standpoint it was believed to have violated terms of the Geneva Convention. North Korean Army leaders, who claim to not have given the order to kill the American soldiers since it was prohibited, believe that the massacre was committed by zealous individuals seeking revenge. See More

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaMilitary MobilizationKorean WarCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsPrisoner of War

Sub Era: The Fifties

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