Celebrate the civil guard of quang binh who shot down the 3000th us plane - 1968

An example of freshness and originality in propaganda art is the work about that features a lotus, asscociated with the province of Quang Binh, where the Civil Guard were credited with downing the 3000th US aircraft.

The lotus is equally associated with Ho Chi Minh, thus conveying multiple meanings in the same instance. In this art work there is a touching combination of beauty and poignancy in that it treats an essentially tragic subject in an unusual and original design. The flaming aircraft is incorporated with a delicate pink lotus, in an outstanding example of a fresh approach to a vexing subject. It is a worthy example of why viewing Vietnamese propaganda art is full of surprises and thus especially rewarding.