The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

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The following set of caricatures from the Soviet satirical magazine Krokodil is indicative of the treatment of the Vietnam War in the Soviet press. While stepping up the propaganda war, the Soviet Union was quietly shipping ammunition and advisers to Vietnam. During my army years, I served with a guy who was one of the Soviet military advisers in Vietnam; according to him, they were forbidden from displaying any kind of Soviet insignia, didn’t wear the uniform and pretended to be either some kind of sports trainers or construction workers.

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

To The Wall

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Bravery Elixir: American Military admits that 50% of the troops in S.Vietnam use drugs

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Hello Jack, look our troops are being withdrawn. (Sign points to Indochina)

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Stars predict that we won’t leave from here alive .

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Parallels: Troops are leaving S.Vietnam

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

– Why do you need a tie? -What if I have to speak at the press-conference for the prisoners of war in Hanoi…

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

American artillery shell in Indochina (Helmet is captioned “Saigon”)

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

American Catamaran near Vietnamese shores: Pentagon and Military-Industrial Complex

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Peacemaker at work: While declaring peaceful intentions in Indochina, American military renewed predatory and barbaric raids over the whole territory of the Democratic Republic Of Vietnam

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Abrupt stop (Missile caption:Vietnam War)

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Footprints: Secret Pentagon Archives about the war in Vietnam

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Friends, following your demands, we pulled this battalion out of Vietnam! Protesters are holding signs “No to War!”, “Bring back the troops immediately!”

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Genealogical Tree of the Smith Family: William – killed in Vietnam; Michael – killed in Laos; John – killed in Cambodia

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

And they say we didn’t learn anything from the war in Vietnam: Government uses tear gas to disperse demonstrations. 

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Top:- Your task is to cover the 5th Saigon Division (holding the map of Laos); Bottom: Reporting, the 5th Saigon Division is covered.

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

On the streets of Saigon

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

As you can see, Gentlemen, there are still plenty of white spots “untouched” by the civilization.

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Well, General, you’ve built and excellent highway through Indochina.

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Stuck (to the flypaper)

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Transmission from Vietnam

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

To Peace in Vietnam

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

She is being killed daily in Vietnam

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Americans in Vietnam: How dare you, dirty n****, standing next to me!

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

American aggressors are trying to unload the military burden on the army of the Saigon marionettes

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Children of Freedom: To Vietnam!

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Big changes in Vietnam: Now you sit in front!

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Ceremonial Withdrawal of troops:American propaganda is trying to present the withdrawal of 25,000 troops as a big step to peace, while not mentioning half a million troops still in the country

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Choked up…

The West in The Soviet Caricature: Vietnam War

Sunset

  • http://twitter.com/tacitkc Tacitus

    Do you suppose the concept of the “Greatest Generation” will ever be tarnished by virtue of sending some 53,000 of their own children to die in this mess?

    • http://kcmeesha.com kcmeesha

      I think the Greatest Generation became the greatest in spite of the circumstances; even during the WWII the government and the military command didn’t care about the casualties, it just happened so that the cause was just, so we view it as a sacrifice for the good. I don’t think people who were stuck in other wars are any less great, it’s just in the historic context they fought or died for no good reason.

  • dylan

    the best one was the catamaran off of vietnam.. they had propaganda for america as a military industrial complex, and we had the same propaganda against them

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  • Will Wright

    Thanks a lot for putting this up! It really helps me with a paper that I am writing about the role of vietnam in anti-US Soviet propaganda.. all the best!

    • http://kcmeesha.com kcmeesha

      Very welcome.

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