Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund
ca 1973
24.00 in HIGH x 18.00 in WIDE
(60.96 cm HIGH x 45.72 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Lower right corner has an Allied Printing union bug with: "18-73".

Poster has a red background overall. Top of poster has a red and black stylized reproduction of a torn photograph that seems to show a destroyed building. From the tear a drawing in black and white of a large flower appears. Below is the text: "Bach Mai Hospital / Relief Fund". Below this is more text arranged in two columns. The column at left has: " 'Fixed establishments and mobile medical units of the medical services may in no way be / attacked, but shall at all times be respected and protected by the parties to the conflict.' / Geneva Convention, 12 August 1949, Article 19 / Pentagon spokesman, Jerry Friedheim said: 'We have not struck any large 1000-bed / hospital. We have no information that indicated that at all.' / Boston Globe, 12/28/72". The column at right has: " ' Early this morning the large Bach Mai hospital was destroyed. The hospital grounds / were torn with huge fresh craters and the buildings that escaped hits were shattered by / blasts. / 'Viewed a few hours later, the hospital remains were a terrible scene, with rescue workers / carrying patients piggy-back, cranes and bulldozers and people using only their hands / desperately clearing debris to reach victims said to be still buried in the rubble, and the / frantic hospital director running from one building to another.' / Brig. Gen. (ret.) Telford Taylor, N.Y. Times 12/25/72". The bottom of the poster has text in two columns as well these are separated by a small stylized drawing of a white flower blossom. At left: "In Vietnamese, Back Mai means White Blossom. Let us guarantee that the White Blossom of / Back Mai flowers once again.", and at right: "For more copies information and contributions, write: Medical Aid for Indochina, 140 Sixth / St., Cambridge, Mass. 02142; (617) 492-0205".
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