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Broadsheet - Vietnam...And This In The Name of Freedom, Australia, 1970 Document Reg. No: SH 921898

Summary:
Broadsheet published by K.J. McLeod and printed by Barndana Pty. Ltd. in 1970. It was collected by the donor during his involvement in the anti Vietnam war campaign. Four million copies of this broadsheet were produced and distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand. Of all the moratorium publications, this one received the largest print run. The picture on the cover shows part of a photograph taken following the American Army attack on My Lai,16 March 1968. The American forces believed the village was harbouring members of the Viet Cong. A rampage of rape and murder ensued, predominantly against civilian women, children and elderly people. Between 400 and 500 people were killed. The massacre at My Lai became known as one of the most significant acts of wartime brutality in the course of the Vietnam War and a major symbol of all that was believed to be wrong about the War.
Description:
This is a printed black and white broadsheet, stating objections to the Vietnam War and urging Australians to join a moratorium to protest against the war.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ken Norling, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 403 mm (Height), 300 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: anti-conscription campaigns, conscription, vietnam moratorium, vietnam war 1959-1975, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Vietnam War
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Printed obverse: Vietnam/...and this in the name of freedom!
Printed, black ink: EDITED AND PUBLISHED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BY K.J. McLEOD, NATIONAL CO-ORDINATING COMMIT- TEE./587a GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY 2000./PRINTED BY BARNDANA PTY. LTD.
Publisher: K. McLeod - Vietnam Moratorium National Coordinating Committee, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970
Printer: Barndana Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970

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