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Prisoner of War Vietnamese Cigarettes

Prisoner of War Vietnamese Cigarettes

Catalog #: 2004.0083.16    Accession #: 2004.0083
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Maker

Truong Son (Manufacturer)

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3" H x 2.5" W x 1" D

Physical Description

Pack of cigarettes printed with "Truong So'n."

Specific History

Pack of Vietnamese cigarettes given to Captain William "Bill" Wilson, U.S. Air Force, Prisoner of War from December 22, 1972 ro March 29, 1973.

General History

A Prisoner of War (POW) is someone who is captured and imprisoned by an enemy power during a time of conflict or war. The Geneva Convention in 1949 defined who was to be considered a POW and determined how they were to be treated. The policies brought forth by the Geneva Convention were based on the international humanitarian law, or laws of war.


Keywords

Country: Vietnam
War: Vietnam conflict
Service: Air Force
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