Chairman Mao's Red Guards

Chairman Mao's Red Guards

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English Translation: "Chairman Mao's Red Guards: Learn from Comrade Jin Xunhua, a Revolutionary Youth Model"

This poster, dating from 1970, shows the young sent-down youth Jin Xunhua trying desperately to save utility poles from being swept away in a flood. Jin, who had been ordered to go from his home in Shanghai to the countryside to help with rural development, drowned in the incident depicted and was later commemorated by a fellow sent-down youth with this image in the Liberation Daily.

42cm x 30cm (16.5in x 12in)

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