Only by fighting the invading americans, will our country be truly independent and free

In the interesting following poster dated March 1965, a soldier is in the throes of taking leave from his wife and child. His wife wears the costume of a member of the Thai a minority ethnic group from the mountainous Dien Bien Phu region of the North West of Vietnam, where the French met their second, or was it their third, Waterloo?

The couple are holding the wifes rifle in harmonious unity; his rifle is slung over his shoulder. One reads in this work the message that she is confident and capable of defending their home and child in his absence; its a simple message reinforced with the accompanying text. A column of his comrades, crossing a ridge line on their way southwards, is in the background to give the message that they are part of a great national effort, bigger than any individual or any family relationship.