Prepare for War, Prepare for Famine

Prepare for War, Prepare for Famine

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English Translation: "Prepare for War, Prepare for Famine, For the People"

This poster, dating to 1970, shows a young peasant man carrying a full sack of harvested grain, presumably in preparation for a time of struggle. He carries an automatic military rifle, and in the background, people can be seen drilling in military formation under the People's Republic of China flag in a makeshift military encampment. These themes emphasizing a state of constant struggle and war, and the blurring of lines between civilian and military roles, are especially common in the Cultural Revolution era between 1966 and 1976.

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

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