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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 17. War in Malaya

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.17.01 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, "17. War in Malaya" depicting an attack taking place in Malaya, a tropical environment. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative referring to communism taking place in Malaya, drawing parrallel to the conflict between United Nations, China, North and South Korea. Text also claims that "People in Malaya are uniting against the Red Menace, which tries to divide and conquer."

Background Information: Malaya was involved in a guerrilla war that lasted 12 years from June 16, 1948 to July 12, 1960. This was an attempt to liberate from British Rule. The colonial government referred to this event ...as the Malayan Emergency.See More


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsAsiaGuerrilla Warfare

Sub Era: The Fifties

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