[AMERICAN POSTER - WANTED KOREAN SPIES - THE KOREAN WAR (1950-1953)] "You cannot tell spies by sex shape or size, but one caught today will save GI lives!"

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[N.p.], [Korea], [c. 1954-55].

Lithograph including photographs of eight Korean spies during the war, printed on two separate sheets which are mixed numbered by hand. Each spy has case numbers.

42,5 x 42,5 cm for each sheet, 85 x 42,5 cm (if joint). Originally folded, a couple of pin holes on the marginal spaces, otherwise near fine. Folded traces, and small pinholes on the top margin. Overall, a fine poster.

Extremely rare (not found in any data) lithographed huge American poster in two sheets of the wanted spies in the Korean War (1950-1953). The poster includes full-length body shots of eight spies with case names indicated under the photos. It’s written “You cannot tell spies by sex shape or size, but one caught today will save GI lives!" between photos vertically from top to bottom. All b/w photos are numbered by hand.

The poster was printed and possibly hung on the walls in North and/or South Korea for the US military to capture previously identified North Korean spies numbered by their cases of espionage. This poster is not dated, but apparently, it was used during the Korean War which was fought between North Korea and South Korea from 1950 to 1953. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following clashes along the border and rebellions in South Korea. North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United States and allied countries. The fighting ended with an armistice on 27 July 1953.