The East is Red



PIC 00191

Militia Training Poster Set

This set of 'People's Militia Military Training Hanging Pictures' gives basic instructions to citizen militia, covering such areas as target practice, proper grenade throwing techniques, making and laying mines, tank identification and vulnerabilities, aircraft and their markings (China, US, USSR, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan, India), anti-aircraft firing techniques, and methods to bring down parachutes.

Each of the 29 posters has instructions giving further detail to the pictures provided. Interestingly, there is a surprising lack of revolutionary rhetoric in this set, save for the first few pages. Propaganda value however is high with pictures depicting soldiers, workers, peasants and featuring men and women from some of China's minorities.

Each poster measures 53cm (21 inches) x 38cm (15 inches). It was printed by the Beijing Area Military Headquarters Command in 1972. Poster number 8 is missing.

Price: US $225

Item location: Delaware, USA

Postage & insurance to US lower 48: $10