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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 40. Frontier Patrol

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.40.02 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, "40. Frontier Patrol" depicting Norwegian soldiers on skis along a border. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative describing the Atlantic Pact as an agreement by which "free nations" provide aid against attacks by enemy nations. Text gives an instance of Norway, a country on the border of Russia, as a peaceful nation that will engage in war if necessary.

Background Information: The North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949, established the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The main goal of this treaty was as a preliminary defense against the Soviet Union's possible ...attack against westernized Europe.See More


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited Nations

Sub Era: The Fifties

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