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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 6. Landing at Inchon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.06.02 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, "6. Landing at Inchon," depicting "GI" soldiers arriving on the shores of Inchon. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative that describes arrival of "GI" soldiers aiding the South Korean military. The narrative goes on to describe that the UN had "recaptured Seoul and kept going," and mentions "Chinese Reds strucks us from Manchuria."

Background Information: The Battle of Inchon took place between September 10 to September 19, 1950 with the purpose of recapturing Seoul. This was a decisive and strategical win for General Douglas MacArthur where the situation ...had been deemed too risky, given how close the GIs would be landing close to enemy lines.

The Chinese military in August 1951 recaptured Seoul for North Korea after the"GI" forces had moved up North.
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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaMilitary MobilizationKorean WarCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsBattle

Sub Era: The Fifties

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