Friday, April 3, 2015

Defection Posters

Communist soldier defection poster, 1960s, RVNHS Archive.
            These two posters from the RVNHS Archive were produced by The Republic of Vietnam and targeted at Communist soldiers. The goal was to encourage their defection  by highlighting the hardships they were suffering in the field, and how their circumstances could be improved by switching to the republic`s side. Both posters highlight Communist soldiers surrendering with leaflets. Such posters would be placed in areas where Communist units were known to be active within Vietnam as well as in Cambodia and Laos.
Communist soldier defection poster,
note the Chieu Hoi dove as well as factory and farm signifying the industrial progress of the republic, 1960s, RVNHS Archive.

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