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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 12. Heroes of Turkey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.12 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, "12. Heroes of Turkey" depicting Turkish and Chinese soldiers engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative regarding Turkish forces aiding against North Korea. Text describes an instance in which Turkish forces fought for 48 hours until they were aided by the "White-starred United States tanks."

Background Information: The Turkish Brigade served with the United Nations during the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. They were the second country to offer aid to the United Nation's request regarding the situation ...in North Korea.See More

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesKorean WarTurkeyUnited Nations

Sub Era: The Fifties

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