Hanoi: Viet Nam Courier, April 10 – August 21 1967
Sixteen separate numbers. Uniformly 39 x 27cm, 8pp self cover tabloid newspaper on white rice paper. English language propaganda newspaper printed in red and black (except 105, 109 and 110 which are black on white only). The “information weekly” which was published by the Viet Cong government in Vietnam and then smuggled into the United States for propaganda purposes. The texts are all aggressively anti-American imperialism and in particular most articles emphasise the view that the USA was losing the war in Vietnam with a great emphasis on the number of fighter jets being shot down and major assaults by the L.A.F. and all victories (no matter how minor) being celebrated. B/w photographs throughout. While not strictly illegal these newspapers had a tendency to be covertly distributed in the States and were often only really available to student activists and the alternative underground – hence an important influence on the student opposition to the war. All copies here are in very good condition although all have old soft fold marks and the corners of the pages are a very little bumped but miraculously given the quality of the paper there is little browning and no significant tears. An incomplete run but a scarce publication to find almost 50 years later.
Price is for all 16 issues
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