Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 0.75" H x 5" W x 1.25" D
White metal tube of toothpaste with red printed foreign characters and red cap.
This tube of toothpaste belonged to Captain James "Duffy" Hutton, U.S. Navy, who was a Prisoner of War from October 16, 1965 to February 12, 1973. The toothpaste tubes were made of lead and were used to make pencils among other things by the POWs.
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.