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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 38. "Lightning Joe" Collins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.38 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, "38. 'Lightning Joe' Collins" depicting a portrait of Collins and his four stars symbolizing his rank. Also included is a map of Europe in the background. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative profiling the U. S. Army Chief Of Staff, General Joseph Lawton Collins, lists his education at West Point, position as a leader of the 25th Division & 7th Corps during World War II where he acquired the nickname "Lightning" Joe.

Background Information: Joseph Lawton Collins served as a senior U.S. Army officer during World War II and later as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during the Korean ...War. He gained the nickname of "Lightnin' Joe," during an attack on Kokumbona, as part of the Pacific War.
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People: Collins, J. Lawton, 1896-1987

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryMilitary PersonnelCold War

Sub Era: The Fifties

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