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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 7. Trouble on the Docks

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.07 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, "7. Trouble on the Docks" depicting an arm-to-arm combat between French protesters and with Indochine officers at a dock. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative that describes communists attempting to stop an arms delivery to France as troublesome. The text highlights that the "free world depends a lot on the shipment of supplies." It also mentions that American ports would never allow violent means to stop it.

Background Information: Indochina refers to a region in Southeast Asia composed of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore respectively. This area was occupied by the French throughout the 19th century. The ...French evacuated after the Geneva accord of 1954.

The card is likely referring to the Communist Party of Vietnam which had petitioned to Harry S. Truman for independence.
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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaMilitary MobilizationCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsColonization

Sub Era: The Fifties

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