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ID number ART40744
Title Charlie (Viet Cong)
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker McFadyen, Ken (Artist)
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1967
Medium oil on canvas on hardboard
Measurement Overall: 48.3 x 30.4 cm
On display Main building: Vietnam Gallery: Ramp


A Viet Cong soldier of the Southern Liberation Force, People's Liberation Army, wearing a Viet Cong main force style uniform in black, and carrying a 7.62mm AK47 assault rifle. The Viet Cong were nicknamed 'Charlie' from the radio phonetic alphabet for the letters V and C, 'Victor Charlie'.