Landmines

Today’s story on NPR about landmines in Laos reminded me of the U.S. Army’s distribution of a comic, Land Mine Awareness that included  a tear-out center fold one could use to flag or mark potential landmine locations.  SGM Herb Friedman (retired), who runs an interesting site on the psychological operations of the U.S. military during the Vietnam conflict, has some other examples of comics the U.S. military handed out during that period, as well as a nifty photo of Austrialian G.I.s stapling/assembling comics/pamphlets for distribution. UNICEFhas also distributed comics for children, warning them of the dangers of landmines, and the government comics collection includes them as well.

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1 Response to “Landmines”


  1. 1 Garrett Wheeler November 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I covered landmines in ex-Yugoslavia during one of my field trips. the locals had special graffiti about landmines, which is somehow close to the idea of comics. Must dig in my archive for a picture – will send when I find it.

    Garrett


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