Charlie (Viet Cong)
ID numberART40744
Collection typeArt
TitleCharlie (Viet Cong)
MeasurementOverall: 48.3 x 30.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerMcFadyen, Ken
Place madeVietnam
Date made1967
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on hardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA 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'.