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Preliminary Inventory of the Martin Florian Herz collection
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Box 1

1) "A CORPORAL OF THE FIRST U.S. INF. DIV. DESERTED AND WENT TO THE LIBERATED REGION OF LONGAN PROVINCE"

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"...Since he (Corporal McKinley Nolan)...became an eyewitness pillages and devastating of villages, barbarous killings and miserable defeats of U.S. aggressors,...courageously he decided the far well to the troops,...was warmly welcome by V.N. people...and is well treating by the N.F.L. that makes all conditions to assist him according to his will."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

2) "DEAR FRIENDS OF AMERICAN ARMED FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

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Deserter statement: "I am Mc Kinley Nolan...I have been treated well since I crossed over to the South Vietnamese people and its liberation combatants' side...I do think this war waged by our government is nothing but an aggressive war..."
 

2A) "G.I's OF THE 1st AND 25th INFANTRY DIVISION!"

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Deserter statement: "My name Mc Kinley Nolan...To contribute your efforts to the American people's struggle for an early end to this dirty aggressive war...you should:
-Demand for peace, an end to the war!
-Demand for your home return now!..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

3) "RALLIED MAN NOLAN TO 1st AND 25th INFANTRYMEN!"

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Same as 2A, in Nolan's handwriting.
 

3A) "FELLOW AMERICAN SOLDIERS"

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Deserter statement: "My name is JOHN PETER JOHNSON...I have crossed over to the Liberation Armed Forces Side. I acted on my own free will. I believe in the policy of the Front is just...I am sure I will be released soon. So I can tell the people back home and other countries about the patriotic struggle of the Vietnamese people...Get out of this hell of a War before it is too late..." (John Peter Johnson's signature).
 

4) "P.O.W. SMITH TO G.I's"

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Prisoner of war's statement: "To my fellow servicemen! I am Donald Smith...I am lucky I was captured by S.V.N.N.L.F. At least I am still alive to someday return home...We must oppose the Johnson Administration and its policy...War is not a pleasant thing for you or your parents to go through so let's stay home where we belong."
In Smith's handwriting. Includes Vietnamese translation. Smith was subsequently released.
 

5) "STATEMENT OF THREE U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR..."

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"Statement of three U.S. prisoners of war released on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the founding of the SVNNLF (Dec. 20, 1968)." (Donald G. Smith; Thomas Nelson Jones; James W. Brigham)
 

5A) "THOMAS N. JONES' IMPRESSIONS"

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"Thomas N. Jones' impressions when he was released by the S.V.N.N.L.F. on Dec. 20, 1968."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

5B) "JAMES W. BRIGHAM'S IMPRESSIONS"

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"James W. Brigham's impressions when he was released by the S.V.N.N.L.F. on Dec. 20, 1968."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

6) a. "TO AFRO-AMERICAN G.I's!"

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"...Where is the enemy of Luther King as well as of all Afro-Americans? Not here in Vietnam, but right in the U.S.A.!...Americans, return home to solve your living and civil-right problems!..."
 

6) b. "The Vietnam War is a 'hell hole of racism for the Negroes GIs over and above the usual hell of war'..."

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"...Your real enemies are those who call you 'Niggers'. Your genuine struggle is on your native land. GO HOME NOW AND ALIVE!"
 

6A) a. "WHERE IS THE BATTLEFIELD OF COLORED AMERICANS?"

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"Colored G.I's! Black leader Stokely Carmichael has said: 'Our enemy is not the Vietnamese people...'...It is necessary for you to return home now to struggle for the liberation of colored people of America."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

6A) b. "HOW 'DEMOCRACY' OPERATES"

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"11 percent of the U.S. population are Negroes.
30 percent of the G.I's in Vietnam are Negroes.
40 percent of G.I. deaths in Vietnam are Negroes.
If you're reading this, you're one of the 30 percent.
Stay out of the 40 percent column!
GO HOME!"
Includes cartoon on reverse side.
 

6B) "US ARMYMEN - NEGRO ARMYMEN"

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"On April 4 -1968, the racists assassinated Mr. Martin Luther King...Do act according to Mr. King's teaching: 'We fight against racial discrimination not against the combatants of freedom and independence in Vietnam.' Don't die in vain in Vietnam! Don't interfere on the Vietnamese's internal affair..."
 

6C) "American Negro soldiers!"

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"Unite with Vietnamese people in the struggle against our common enemy, the US ruling circles..." (may not have been disseminated).
 

6D) "A POEM FROM AN AMERICAN GI OF THE 4 INF DIVISION"

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2 identical leaflets: Recto: "I am a soldier and black is my skin..."
Verso: "Floyd B. McKissick, National Director of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) says: '...the colored peoples over there (Asia) are fighting for the same thing that we're fighting for. They see the U.S. as an aggressor...'"
 

6E) a. Same as 6D

 

6E) b. Same as 6D; includes cartoon on reverse side

 

6F) "STILL THE CHAMPION!!! MUHAMMED ALI, WORLD CHAMPION AND A REAL HERO"

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Recto: "'I refuse to be inducted into the Armed Forces of the United States...'"
Verso: "Captain Howard Levy, a true American and a doctor with a conscience: 'The United States is wrong in being involved in the Vietnam war...'"
 

6G) "EVER HEARD THIS LITTLE DITTY?"

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"'I wish I were an Alabama trooper
That is what I would truly like to be
I wish I were an Alabama trooper
Cause then I could kill the niggers legally'
In America, the black people have constantly had the doom of SECONDCLASS CITIZENS and of being KILLED LEGALLY by the racists, as has proven by this extremely reactionary ditty being openly circulated in the U.S...."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

6H) "BLACK GI's!"

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"...Not a single black life for the American imperialists' war of aggression in Vietnam!..."
 

7) "THE CENTRAL TRUNG BO NATIONAL FRONT FOR LIBERATION SET FREE TWO U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR" (2 Puerto Ricans)

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"...After having showed progress in study and education and repent over their past crimes committed against the Vietnamese people, they are allowed to return home to work and live with their families..."
 

8) "American GI's OF THE 25th INFANTRY DIVISION!"

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Puerto-Rican P.O.W's statement: "I am Ferdinand Rodriguez...I agree with the Vietnamese people welcome the American people in the latter's struggle for an end to the war and equality right to Negroes and Puerto-Ricans. I wish to tell you that as a prisoner of war you will receive kind treatment..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

9) "P.O.W. FERDINAND TO 25th INFANTRYMEN!"

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Same as 8, in Rodriguez's handwriting. Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

10) "LETTER OF 3 U.S. P.O.W's TO DRIVERS IN THE U.S. ARMY IN S.V.N."

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"We are Thomas N. Jones...Kenneth R. Gregory...Bobby L Johnson...Johnson and his clique do not want to end this war...They are not over here dying and their family is not sheding [sic] tears...Johnson and his gang are making millions of dollars off of this unjust war...Demand an end to the war...Refuse to go out on operations but if you have to go, cross over to L.A.F....and you will receive good human and lenient treatment."
In Jones' handwriting, with other two signatures. Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

10A) "ANY G.I. MAY HAVE THE SAME LUCK!"

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Names of three released P.O.W.s. "Those in the U.S. Army who cross over to the South Vietnamese people's side will be given kind treatment and helped to return to their families when conditions permit. Captured U.S. troops will be given the same kind treatment and lenient policy as captured Saigonese troops."
Includes statements of 2 P.O.W.s.
 

11) "STATEMENT OF 3 G.I's TAKEN P.O.W's BY THE L.A.F."

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Similar to 10, in Gregory's handwriting, with other two signatures. Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

11A) "IMPRESSION OF US RELEASED P.O.W."

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Gregory's statement when released, thanking for "lenient and humane policy towards foreign allied men and P.O.W.'s."
 

12) "FELLOW G.I's IN SOUTH VIETNAM!"

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Similar to 10.
"...The reason we are alive now is because we crossed over to the L.A.F. at the first chance we had..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

13) Leaflet with list of themes

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Summarized list of themes: "Demand end of war; Vietnam to Vietnamese; hands off the lives and property of the South Vietnamese people; the U.S. war of aggression will certainly be defeated; rise up and struggle; refuse to fight; surrender; desert; Negro G.I.s won't fight..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

14) "ANY CAPTURED G.I. SOONER OR LATER MAY HAVE THE SAME LUCK!"

Scope and Contents note

List of 11 U.S. P.O.W's set free by the South Vietnam NFL; includes statements of 2 P.O.W's: MICHAEL F. OCONNOR and Mc KINLEY NOLAN.
 

14A) "Young American soldiers in Vietnam..."

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Recto: Picture of American soldiers. "Young American soldiers in Vietnam / Their enemy is in Washington / You're not the only one who's sick of this war!"
Verso: "Private David Carnevale wrote home: 'I'm sick, sick of what I've done. And what has happened to my friends...Dad! I don't want to die! Please get me out of here!'"
 

15) "AMERICAN G.I's!"

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"Within two recent days (December 27-28, 1968) over 3,000 American officers and men in the 25th Inf. Div. stationed at Dong Du base camp (Cu-chi) simultanously [sic] rose up to oppose the war. They held high their banderoles and slogans demanding: -An immediate end to war -A withdrawal of U.S. troops from S.V.N....You should...resolutely refuse to go to the field..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

16) "BRING ALL U.S. TROOPS HOME NOW!"

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"...Leave your firearms aside, Resolutely refuse to set out on operations, Demand immediate home return to your dear ones waiting for you."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

16A) a. "ALPHA COMPANY, 196th BRIGADE HAS SET AN EXAMPLE OF WAR RESISTANCE..."

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"...Follow its path. Show the brass you are men, not robots!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

16A) b. "WELCOME TO G.I's WHO OPPOSE THE US AGGRESSIVE WAR IN SVN..."

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"...who don't kill the Vietnamese people, and demand an immediate withdrawal of all US troops from SVN!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

17) "THE ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES"

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"On April 6, 1969, the American people in over 40 cities staged the demonstration against the aggressive war in Vietnam, millions of the American peoples of all Work of life including whites, Negroes and an American Indian took part in the demonstration With many leaflets and slogans...Unite and protest...Sympathize with and support the Vietnamese peoples' struggle..."
 

17A) a. "WHEN IN CONTACT, CROSS OVER TO THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE'S SIDE THEN YOU WILL BE KINDLY TREATED!"

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

17A) b. "WELCOME TO G.I's OPPOSING THE US IMPERIALIST AGGRESSIVE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND DEMANDING THE WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS HOME!"

Scope and Contents note

Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

17B) a. "WHAT MUST YEU [sic] DO TO RESTORE AN EARLY PEACE?"

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"In April 1969, a great number of American people...took to the street energetically demanding an end to this cruel and abominable war...G.I's, join in that lofty struggle...Let the Vietnamese people settle their own affairs themselves!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

17B) b. "WHY AND FOR WHOM ARE YOU TEN THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME? G.I.'s!"

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"...Why has the US ruling circle sent you over here? Because they want much dollar profit from the Vietnam war..."
 

18) a. "AMERICAN G.I's!"

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"From the 1st to the 5th November, 1968, the 'U.S. Nation-Wide Committee for Demand of Ending the War of Aggression in Vietnam' hold a 'Nation-Wide Week of American Troops' to support your movement of anti-war of repatriation..."
 

18) b. "AMERICAN OFFICERS AND MEN"

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"...We appeal to you to refrain from interfering in the Vietnamese people's internal affairs and supporting the Thieu-Ky puppet administration in the suppression of our compatriots..."
 

18A) a. "1st CAVALLRYMEN!"

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"...the 1st Air Cav. Div. has completely failed not only in its attempt to block the Liberation Armed Forces from afar, resulting in abandonment of a number of positions in order to shrink back, but also in escaping heavy losses...G.I's in the Air Cav. Div.!...Don't be the last American to die in Vietnam!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

18A) b. "G.I's IN THE 1st AIR CAVALRY DIVISION!"

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"What do you think of these words of condemnation hereupon: '...We denounce your escalation of this dirty war...' (Excerpts from 'A Motion to the Government of the United States' adopted by various P.O.W's including Captain Harold Kushner of the 1st Air Cav. Division)."
 

18B) "G.I's IN QUANG-TRI!"

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"Do you know that all US and South Vietnamese troops stationed at Khe-Sanh had hastily run away from this position on June 26, 1968?...There is no doubt the retreating of all US and puppet troops from Khe-Sanh is a so great setback of strategy of Johnson and his clique...To avoid a useless death you had better side with the American people and tell each other: Refuse to go to battle..."
 

18C) "U.S. TROOPS' SHAMEFUL WITHDRAWAL FROM KHE SANH BASE."

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"...Withdrawal from Khe Sanh is the heaviest failure of the US aggressors."
 

18D) a. "OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE 1st AIR CAV. DIV!

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"Don't let the war-like ruling clique continues to deceive you and misuse your blood and sweat any more..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

18D) b. "G.I's IN THE 1st AIR CAV. DIVISION!"

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"Thousands of American youngsters thus have continually fallen on the battlefield!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

19) a. "U.S. OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE 25th INFANTRY DIVISION!"

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"...How many your buddies falled [sic] down and tax funds of the U.S. people wasted by the dirty war in South Vietnam? When day, the Nixon government still obsnate [sic] to prolong the aggressive war against South Vietnamese people then the People's Liberation Armed Forces still continue to launch many attacks which fiercer than these..."
 

19) b. "THE US SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BEGIN PULLING ITS TROOPS OUT OF VIETNAM WITH ALL POSSIBLE SPEED"

Scope and Contents note

"That was from a recent statement of Senator Mc Govern. He added: 'Haven't we had enough of this little tinhorn dictator Ky who wastes American tax funds and American blood in Vietnam!...'"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

19A) a. "WHAT MUST YOU DO TO RESTORE PEACE EARLY?"

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Similar to 17B. Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

19A) b. "THE WAY TO AN HONORABLE SETTLEMENT FOR THE US"

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"Nixon deems it necessary to 'Des-Americanize' the Vietnam war...But in reality, he continues to blacken the image of America, to drive you out to kill and to be killed needlessly...For the US, the way to an honorable settlement is to withdraw all American and satellite troops out of Vietnam, to let the Vietnamese people settle their own affairs themselves..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

19B) a. "RATHER BE JAILED BUT ABLE TO COME HOME THAN DIE IN VAIN IN SOUTH VIETNAM..."

 

19B) b. "...GIS REFUSE TO GO TO THE BATTLE FRONT"

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"...The best way to preserve your lives is not to interfere in our internal affairs..."
 

19B) c. "...AMERICAN GI'S UNITE AND PROTEST ALONGSIDE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AGAINST NIXON's WAR IN VIETNAM..."

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"...The U.S. death toll is being multiplied by the Nixon administrations insistance [sic] that the aggressive war in Vietnam must go on..."
 

19C) "PROCLAMATION AMERICAN OFFICERS AND MEN. U.S. ALLIED OFFICERS AND MEN."

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"...the South Vietnam people of all strata have risen up to overthrow the present dictatorial corrupt administration, criminal of the merciless war which is heavily devastating their Fatherland. The Saigon administration is overthrown. It has now no legal nor practical power..."
 

20) "AN APPEAL TO U.S. SERVICEMEN IN VIETNAM"

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Four P.O.W.'s statement: "U.S. Servicemen, we represent officers and men...who have been captured in various battles by the people's Liberation Armed Forces. Among us are Whites, Negroes, and an American Indian. We are very hopeful of the war ending soon so that we may return to our families and loved ones. But due to the stubborness [sic] of the present U.S. administration and their Saigon puppets, the war the needless suffering and slaughter of the Vietnamese people and our own American people continues to drag on..."
 

20A) "TO: OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE U.S., SOUTH KOREAN, AUSTRALIAN, THAI...ARMIES INVOLVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

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"...In their stormy general offensive and uprising the SVN people and army will continue dealing thunderbolt blows at U.S. imperialists and the Thieu-Ky clique in the time to come..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

21) "THE SOUTH VIETNAM NATIONAL FRONT FOR LIBERATION GIVES LENIENT AND HUMANE TREATMENT TO CAPTURED G.I.s."

Scope and Contents note

"...American G.I.s! If you have seen the truth and are sincerely tired of this dirty and criminal war of aggression, seek a way in combat to cross over..." Includes statements of 3 P.O.W.s.
 

21A) a. "WHAT MUST YEU [sic] DO TO RESTORE AN EARLY PEACE?" (same as 17B)

 

21A) b. "WHAT MUST YOU DO TO RESTORE PEACE EARLY?" (similar to 17B)

 

21A) c. "AMERICAN G.I.s!"

Scope and Contents note

"Whether Anello - one of your fellow soldiers...is still alive or like hundreds of thousands of other ill-fated GI's died in the South Vietnam battle-field. But Anello's words in his diary will offer you alot [sic] of help: 'A smile, but no ones smiling. A laugh, but no ones laughing...' Friends! Anello has exposed the hatred of war and the tiredness of life of the Americans in Vietnam..." Includes cartoon.
 

21B) "TO OFFICERS ARD MEN IN THE DIV"

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"The war waged by the U.S. government in Vietnam has been come into Complete failure...Many U.S. congressmen also said that 'the war must be stopped; withdrawn U.S. troops home; the peace must be restored in Vietnam'..."
 

21C) "OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE US ARMED FORCES IN SOUTH VN!"

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"On June 8, 1969 the national congress of the people's representatives of SVN consisting of representatives of people of all walks of life...has formed the provisional revolutionary government of SVN headed by president Huynh Tan Phat...American GI's! There is no reason for you to be here in SVN 'to fight under the oppressive weather and muddy soil for the existence of a couple of men in Saigon presidential residence' (E. Kennedy)..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

21D) "THE WAY TO AN HONORABLE SETTLEMENT FOR THE U.S."

Scope and Contents note

Similar to 19A. Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

21E) "BEING ALIVE AND SENT HOME!"

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Recto: "How many men lost their lives?...That is only because of Nixon's warlike policy of agonizingly slow pace of withdrawal and of war prolongation...OUT NOW AND ALIVE!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
Verso: Drawing of an American woman crying over American soldiers' graveyards, with anti-war protesters in the background.
Box 2

22) a. "THIS IS YOUR FREE TICKET OUT"

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"...How to get out of here alive. The answer is: Let yourself be captured..."
 

22) b. "THERE IS NO HATRED AMONG THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AND YOUR OWN ONES. SO WHY ARE YOU KILLING THE VIETNAMESE?"

Scope and Contents note

Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

23) "TO ANTI-WAR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN!"

Scope and Contents note

"We warmly welcome American G.I's who, for the sake of America's honor and human conscience, resolutely oppose the aggressive war waged by U.S imperialism in South Vietnam!...To help us differentiate you from the stubborn thugs fighting us, you should do as follows..."
Includes a "FAVORABLE TREATMENT BILL FOR ANTI-WAR G.I's" and Vietnamese translation.
 

23A) Thank-you letter of P.O.W. Richard Gordon Burgess for medical attention.

Scope and Contents note

Recto: Thank-you letter of P.O.W. Richard Gordon Burgess for medical attention.
Verso: "The US has no business in Vietnam said Marine General '...I believe that if we keep our dirty, bloody-dollar-crooked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own...' General David M. Shoup."
 

24) a. "POLICY TOWARD US AND SATELLITE POWs IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

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"Base on the humanitarian and lenient policy of the SVN-NFL, the High Command of the SVN-LA has stipulated the following points:..." (on P.O.W. treatment).
 

24) b. "THE SOUTH VIETNAM NFL GIVES LENIENT AND HUMANE TREATMENT TO CAPTURED G.I's."

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Recto: "To welcome puppet officers and soldiers and puppet officials back to the just cause..."
Verso: "How to surrender or to cross over to the NFL's side..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

24A) a. "WHEN CLASHED, THROW AWAY YOUR ARMS, CROSS OVER TO THE P.L.A.F's SIDE, YOU WILL BE WELL TREATED"

 

24A) b. "SAFE-CONDUCT PASS"

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Safe-conduct for someone who "wishes to live under protection of NFL."
 

24B) "IT'S A HELL OF A LIFE"

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"Inside the base:
-Tropical Heat!
-Over-Strain!
-Disease!
Ourside [sic] the base:
-Mosquitoes...
-A Hand-Grenade may be tossed at you...
There is no safe place for you! Because: you are being forced to fight an unjust war..."
 

24C) "TO: AMERICAN AND SATELLITE SERVICEMEN WOUNDED IN BATTLEFIELD!"

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"...Having been granted humane treatment by the L.A.F., you should dwell on the crimes against the Vietnamese people perpetrated by you and your buddies..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

24D) a. Released POW's 1969 letter found in Pentagon by his family

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"Don't be too alarmed but this is me (John Sexton Jr). I am not dead..." (in John Sexton Jr.'s handwriting).
 

24D) b. "RELEASED POW's 1969 LETTER FOUND IN PENTAGON BY HIS FAMILY"

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Newspaper article: "Sgt. John C. Sexton Jr....wrote a letter seven days after he was captured saying he was 'not dead like everybody probably thinks.' But his family did not learn of the letter until two years later..."
 

25) "WHY???"

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Two identical leaflets. "Nixon, faced with bitter setbacks in the aggressive war against South Vietnam, has to confess that:
- The USA gets bogged down in the war.
- The USA is torn up by divisions.
- American spirit is raked and depressed.
Then...Why doesn't Nixon withdraw...?"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

25A) "WHY AND FOR WHOM ARE YOU TEN THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME?"

Scope and Contents note

Two identical leaflets, same as in 17B. Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

26) a. "YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN HATING THIS WAR!"

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Statements from five Americans explaining why they refused to serve in Vietnam: "U.S. aggression"; "not willing to die defending the United States stock market"; "undeclared and therefore illegal war on people of colour."
 

26) b. "WHAT WILL HELP YOU? COMBAT PAY OR A PURPLE HEART IF YOU GO HOME A CRIPPLE...OR IN A COFFIN"

Scope and Contents note

"Mc Namara says Americans will have to learn to accept casualties. And that means you, G.I...Their combat pay doesn't do them much good when they go home in a box..."
 

26A) a. "WHAT'S IN WASHINGTON'S WAR FOR YOU?"

Scope and Contents note

"You go in" (picture of soldiers on the battle-field)
"You come out" (picture of coffins covered with American flag)
 

26A) b. South Vietnam NFL 1969 calendar

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South Vietnam NFL 1969 little calendar, which reads on the bottom: "How many more days for you? Give yourself a chance. Get out now - alive!"
 

26B) a. South Vietnam N.F.L. Christmas card: "Will you return safe and sound?"

Scope and Contents note

A woman looking at a man's picture with these words: "Will you return safe and sound?"
 

26B) b. South Vietnam N.F.L. Christmas card: "Merry Christmas"

Scope and Contents note

Christmas card depicting an American woman thinking of her G.I. coming back to her.
 

27) a. "YANKS, GO HOME!"

Scope and Contents note

"That's what they're shouting all over South Vietnam. They're right. There's no reason for you to be here where nobody except a few crooks who betray their own people want you."
On reverse side, drawings of American soldiers not wanted anywhere in the world except in the States.
 

27) b. "YANKS, COME HOME!"

Scope and Contents note

"That's what they're crying in the States. They're right. There's no reason for you to be away from home."
 

28) "HE LIES DEAD IN VIETNAM - FOR WHOM?"

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"For corrupt and power-hungry South Vietnamese 'leaders', whose own people do not support them...For an American policy that...is bringing but huge profits to US war mongers..."
 

29) a. and b. "AMERICAN OFFICERS AND MEN!"

Scope and Contents note

Two identical leaflets. "...Our people and Armed Forces' recent offensive...showed out the strength and the unshaken determination of the South Vietnamese people..."
 

29) c. "THE STRUGGLE FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR THE INTERESTS OF GI's SURVIVAL IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

Scope and Contents note

"...The struggle of the workmen, peasants, intellectuals, school-children, students, buddhists [sic] and even of the Saigon army's officers and men is bursting out throughout South Vietnam's Cities and towns...The more you [GIs] approve of and welcome this struggle and the wider your war protestation and peace demand is, the sooner the restoration of peace and your home return will come..."
 

30) "DON'T YOU EVER THINK OVER AND ASK YOURSELVES..."

Scope and Contents note

"...What real profits your sacrifices will bring to your fatherland, to the American people, to your families and to yourselves? A large part of U.S. troops has seen through the truth about the U.S dirty war of aggression in SVN, so more and more of them refuse to fight. Many overtly oppose the war. You do see it, don't you? The Liberation armed forces, backed up by the population, have grown much stronger...and the U.S. aggressors are no match for them..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

30A) a. "OPINION OF SENATOR MC GOVERN ON 'VN MORATORIUM DAY'"

Scope and Contents note

"'...Let's stop saving face and begin saving life!'"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

30A) b. "AMERICAN OFFICERS AND G.I's BEING PUSHED TO GET KILLED IN THE MOUNTAINS!"

Scope and Contents note

"Millions of Americans are fed up with Nixon's continuation of the Johnson war policy. How long will it take for you to go along risking your lives for nothing?...Side with the flock at home for immediate and complete troop withdrawal from Vietnam..."
 

31) a. Statement of Senator Wayne Morse (AP, April 29, 1967)

Scope and Contents note

"Wrapping a bad policy in a flag doesn't give it any more chance for success. It only means that more Americans will die to carry it out..."
 

31) b. "G.I's, REFUSE TO GO OUT FIGHTING AND DYING FOR THE CAPITALIST GUN-DEALERS AND THE ROTTEN PUPPETS IN SAIGON"

Scope and Contents note

Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

32) "REPATRIATE OR DIE!"

Scope and Contents note

After same Mc Govern statement as in 19:
"American G.I's...demand an immediate repatriation! If you don't want to be killed uselessly and senselessly for the interests of U.S arm-dealer capitalists and their rotten puppet clique-Thieu Ky Huong crooks."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

33) "AMERICAN SERVICEMEN"

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"...At the American House of representatives, one of its members Mr. Koch denounced that Nixon didn't keep what he has promised during his election campaign and hesitated about ending the VN war and bringing all US troops home..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

34) Drawing of an American woman lying in bed: "I'M WAITING FOR YOU, DARLING"

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"Darling! I'm longing for your return home. Our happiness is here in our sweet home, not in South Vietnam! No reenlistment!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

35) a. "NEGOCIATE WITH THE N.L.F. FOR AN END TO THE WAR AND FOR THE RESTORATION OF PEACE IN SOUTH VIETNAM, FOR AMERICAN TROOPS TO RETURN TO THE U.S.A. AND THEIR HOMES."

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

35) b. "G.I's, REFUSE TO GO OUT FIGHTING AND DYING FOR THE CAPITALIST GUN-DEALERS AND THE ROTTEN PUPPETS IN SAIGON."

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Inludes Vietnamese translation.
 

35) c. "THE US MUST DIRECTLY NEGOTIATE WITH THE NLF FOR AN END TO THE WAR AND THE RESTORATION OF PEACE IN VIETNAM SO THAT G.I's MAY RETURN HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES!"

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Inludes Vietnamese translation.
 

35A) "OUTSTANDING AMERICAN PERSONALITIES SUPPORT THE 'VN MORATORIUM DAY'"

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Democrat Senator Mansfield ("...discontent of the American public...")
Famous baby doctor Benjamin Spock ("...We must force him [Nixon] to end it now!")
R. Hilsman, a former assistance secretary of State ("...the public have moved over to oppose the war.")
Mrs Coretta King, widower of late minister Luther King ("...this war is unjust and dirty.")
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

35B) "'THE WAR WE ARE WAGING IS NOT A JUST AND NECESSARY ONE'"

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"It is the statement of Mrs. Chishokm, a member of the House of Representatives...She said: '...We are tightly locked in this war by the stubborn and arrogant leaders who dare not acknowledge their mistake...' G.I's in South Vietnam! You certainly have a beloved mother who is hourly and minutely worrying about you, and yearning miserably day and night for you to return home..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

35C) "END THE VIETNAM WAR NOW!"

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"The Vietnam Moratorium Day in protest against the Vietnam War took place seethingly throughout the States on Oct. 15, 1969...Addressing the meetings, senators E. Kennedy, Mc Govern strongly denounced Nixon's policy of continuation of the war..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

35D) "COMIN' HOME SOON"

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"'There's a Mother in California,
Whose heart is aching now.
There's a girl in Indiana,
Who feels the same somehow.
There's a guy far away,
At a place they call Da Nang
And it's his absence
That's the cause of all this pain.'
--John A. Carvalho, Wing Equipment & Repair Sq. 17"
 

36) "OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE US EXPEDITIONARY CORPS IN SOUTH VN!"

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"The stubborn Nixon Administration continues accelerating the war of aggression in VietNam...G.I's!...What to do to get an early out of this 'VietNam War hell' and to return to the fold?
- Demand that US Govn't end this war now, restore peace in Vietnam!
- Resolutely refuse to go out on operation or out into the field!
- Demand an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all US troops home!
- Let the Vietnamese people settle their internal affairs themselves!"
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

37) "AMERICAN OFFICERS AND MEN!"

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"...Don't be so foolish as being the last to die in this dirty war of agression [sic]."
 

38) Same as 21C

 

39) "AMERICAN G.I's!"

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Two identical leaflets. "...Resolutely refuse to battle, search, shell mortars or cause obstacle to the South Vietnamese struggle to overthrow Thieu Ky Huong...The S.V.N. Affairs must be settled by the P.R.G of S.V.N."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

40) "NIXON's WORDS AND DEEDS!"

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"Having suffered setbacks in Vietnam, in his Inaugural address Nixon said: 'I want to end this extremely hard war as soon as possible!' But what has he done to bring an end to the war? In the past 3 months, nothing was done!..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

41) "WHEN WILL YOUR TURN BE?"

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"...Don't hesitate and wait for your names called. You must find the way out of this senseless and bloody war by yourselves now!..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

42) "G.I's IN THE 1st AIR CAVALRY DIVISION!"

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Includes list of several battlefields where Americans suffered heavy casualties.
"Isn't it that your coming here [Eastern Nambo] is to shoulder the Danger and Death which Abrams and the other units wish to shift onto you!...G.I's, don't die the worthless death of the last man in the last battle in Vietnam."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

43) a. "AN END TO THE WAR, AMERICAN TROOPS BACK TO AMERICA! DO NOT FIGHT THE VIETNAMESE WHO ARE STRUGGLING FOR INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM!"

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

43) b. "IMMEDIATE PEACE IN VIETNAM! AMERICAN TROOPS BACK HOME!"

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

43) c. "DO NOT GO ON OPERATION, THROW YOUR WEAPONS, CROSS OVER TO THE VIETNAMESE YOU WILL BE SAFELY REPATRIATED!"

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

44) "UP MEN! STRUUGLE FOR YOURSELVES!"

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"...Refuse to fight. No killing and massacring the Vietnamese people..."
 

45) "WISH (picture of family gathering) AND REALITY (pictures of soldiers on the battlefield, and of graveyards)"

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"G.I's! You're dreaming of hurrying home to your families and your wife and kids. Now realize your dream by:
- Don't move out, don't go into the fields...
- Demand your home coming..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

46) a. "AMERICAN GI's!"

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"GI's in Vietnam, you must wake up to the sad fact that each of you and nobody else, who have to pay with your very life for the warlike policy of the Nixon Administration...Twenty-three years ago, after World War II your elder made it home...Why couldn't you do the same now, when the Americans in the US are saying 'Save our boys, Bring them home.'"
 

46) b. "BRING US HOME! WE WON'T GO TO BATTLE!"

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"This is the shout of more than 500 U.S. officers and men of the 2nd and 3rd Bn, 1st Marines Reg. opposing raid order on Aug. 3, 69, at Con Khe and Don Trang bases...American GIs!...Why don't you do like your fellows in the 1st USMC regiment?..."
 

47) a. "AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

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"Why you can't enjoy christmas [sic] ever besides you loved ones at home? Because: The US government has waging the aggressive war in South Vietnam..."
 

47) b. and c. "JOIN THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE YOURSELVES AND THE HONOR OF THE UNITED STATES"

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Two identical leaflets. "The US government has acknowledged that the Vietnam war is the third in the war history of the United States, as far as US casualties are concerned...Anyhow Nixon goes on embarking headlong into this costly, deadly, unjust, aggressive war thus wasting more of the American youth's blood..."
 

48) "BRING ALL U.S. TROOPS HOME NOW!"

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"According to AP and AFP, in response to the VN Moratorium Day...numerous American servicemen and personnel in Saigon, Danang, Bien Hoa, Long Binh and some other American bases in SVN, held meetings, demonstrations for an immediate end to the war and the total withdrawal of U.S. troops from VN..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

48A) a. "PEACE IN VIETNAM, BRING AMERICAN TROOPS HOME!"

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

48A) b. "BRING AN END TO THE WAR! THE AMERICAN TROOPS MUST BE REPATRIATED! VIETNAM INTERNAL AFFAIRS MUST BE SETTLED BY THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE THEMSELVES!"

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Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

49) "THE SON MY BLOODY MASS-KILLING HAS BEEN DENOUNCED BY WORLD OPINION"

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Includes a description of the killing on March 18, 1968.
 

50) "STATEMENT OF THE WOMEN ASSOCIATION FOR THE SAFEGUARD OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE PROVINCE OF QUANGTIN ABOUT THE U.S. AND SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS MASS KILLING OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN QUANGNGAI AND QUANGNAM."

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"We women...have been deeply moved when learning about two following massacres...We demand the U.S. government to take full responsibility...We appeal to all the women organisations at home and abroad...to do all that is in your power to denounce the above-mentioned crimes of U.S. and South Korea troops..."
 

51) "APPEAL BY THE SOUTH VIETNAM PEACEFUL COMMITTEE TO SERVICEMEN IN THE U.S. EXPEDITIONARY ARMED FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

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"American GI's! Johnson's administration has been forced to end their bombing and strafing on the whole Democratic Republic of Vietnam territory. It is clear that the escalated policy of the hawks in the white House and Pentagon is heavily defeated..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

52) "THE 10 POINT OVER-ALL SOLUTION OF THE SVNNLF TO THE SOUTH VIETNAM PROBLEM HELPS RESTORE PEACE IN V.N."

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"THE WORLD PUBLIC OPINIONS ON THE NLF's 10 POINT SOLUTION"
U.S. Senator Mike Mansfield ("...a sensible solution...")
New york [sic] Times ("...a very sensible step...")
The Times, England ("...a positive attitude never known before...")
Asahi Shimbun, Japan ("No one can oppose the principles of this proposal expounded on the basis of the national right of self-determination...")
"AMERICAN GI's IN SOUTH VN!
The 10 point solution of the N.L.F. reflects its serious attitude and goodwill in finding out a correct settlement for the S.V.N. problem..."
 

53) "LETTER OF LAWYER NGUYEN HUU THO, PRESIDENT OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE SVNNFL, to G.I's and Progressive Americans in South Vietnam on the occasion of the Fall offensive to end the war in VN"

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"...On behalf of the South Vietnamese people, I warmly welcome the noble love for peace and justice of the progressive people in the US. I also warmly acclame [sic] Americans officers and men and progressive Americans in South VN for their timely and courageous response to the rise of struggle on October, 15..."
Includes Vietnamese translation.
 

54) "LETTER OF THE SOUTH VIETNAM PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN SOUTH VIETNAM"

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Includes long letter.
 

55) "A MOTION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES"

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"We are officers and men...captured in various battles...We, and thousands of American GI's like us, have been sent 10.000 miles to destroy and kill people who are only guilty of defending their country as we would do if aggressed in our homes. We have been deceived by you into being used as tools of destruction..."
 

56) "NEWS OF MUTINY"

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"On October 12th, 1968, more than 1.000 American soldiers including 200 regular troops, nearly 1,000 reserve troops and veterans poured into the streets of San Francisco to demonstrate against the Johnson's war...G.I.'s! Think it over, talk it over, act together like the San Francisco soldiers did, their acts are very worth to the good tradition of Americans."
 

57) "OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE US AND SATELLITES' ARMY"

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"The Vietnamese nation deeply cherishes peace but never yields to any enemy. Nothing can resist the power of a nation, wholly united and determined to sacrifice for independence and Freedom...Do act upon human conscience to oppose your going to slaughter the Vietnamese people..."
 

58) "GI's!"

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"...What have happened (taken place) before your eyes in Vietnam? It is massacre no spare old folks, children and pregnant women..."
 

59) Same as 52

 

60) "BIG FIRMS GET RICH..."

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Recto: Cartoon. "Big firms get rich..." "Two things, Congressman-a nice juicy war contract for me and a draft deferment for my son."
Verso: "...G.I's die." Includes list of casualties.
 

61) "DOUBTS AND DISCOURAGEMENT..."

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Extracts from the International Herald Tribune, July 1967.
 

62) "OUR RESOUNDING VICTORIES"

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Published by the Liberation Army. Includes a list of many victories of the South Vietnamese people and Army.
 

63) "THE REAL NATURE OF JOHNSON's LIMITED BOMBING OVER NORTH VIETNAM AND HIS SO-CALLED PEACE INTENTION"

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"...he pretended this was one of the proofs of his peace intention. What is the real nature of the matter?
There are four major reasons that caused Johnson to take this decision:
1. He has suffered a series of heavy setbacks...
2. The movement of protest and condemnation...
3. The more victorious the Vietnamese, the more acute US inner contraditions [sic]. Johnson's Vietnam policy has been criticised from all sides...
4. The US economy is meeting with great difficulties...
In sum Johnson's lipmited [sic] bombing is by no means a proof of his peace intention but rather the result of his lamentable failure in VN and a mark of a new victory on the part of the Vietnamese people..."
 

64) "JOHNSON PLAYS ON WORDS WHILE G.I.s DIE!"

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Recto: "...American G.I.s! It's high time for you to state the blunt truth about this war. Don't allow Johnson to let you sink ever deeper into a quagmire and a blind alley. Unlike Johnson, you have a way out!..."
Verso: Picture with this title: "After the battle: Dead marines are moved out of the ambush area."
 

65) "DO ACT IN THE SENSE OF CONSCIENCE OF THE GENUINE AMERICAN"

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"...GI!...Join the progressive American people, you should demand:
- The immediate end of Johnson-Mc Namara's aggressive war in SVN.
- The withdrawal of all U.S. troops from SVN.
- The restoration of true peace in Vietnam.
- The settlement of the VN internal affairs by the Vietnamese people themselves.
These are the genuine American's sensible and legal deeds that can save your life, recover your own honor as well as that of the USA."
Includes Vietnamese translation.