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Letters to the editor regarding 'War in the Gulf' and cartoon by Atchison
Title : Letters to the editor regarding 'War in the Gulf' and cartoon by Atchison Letters to the editor regarding 'War in the Gulf' and cartoon by Atchison
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Source : The Advertiser, 23 January 1991, p. 10
Date of creation : 1991
Additional Creator : Atchison, Michael, 1933-
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Letters to the editor showing that the South Australian public was divided on the issue of the Gulf War.

Some letters express the feeling that all other avenues had been exhausted and that action against Saddam Hussein had to be taken, others that war had been committed to too hastily. Several letters express disapproval of peace protestors, believing that the peace rallies undermined the efforts of those serving in the armed forces.

The cartoon by Michael Atchison shows Saddam Hussein tearing up the Geneva Convention by his actions in Kuwait. It also depicts Mikhail Gorbachev ripping his Nobel Peace Prize, as Soviet troops had recently fired on citizens in Vilnius, Lithuania and stormed public buildings in Riga, Latvia, in an attempt to discourage the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) from seeking independence from the Soviet Union.

Coverage year : 1991
Period : 1980-2000
Further reading :

Anderson, David. The Australian response to the Gulf Crisis, [Sydney]: Pacific Security Research Institute, [1991?]

Bennis, Phyllis and Michel Moushabeck. Beyond the storm : a Gulf crisis reader, Brooklyn, N.Y. : Olive Branch Press, 1991

Gordon, Michael R. and Bernard E. Trainor. The generals' war : the inside story of the conflict in the Gulf, Boston : Little, Brown, c1995

Groot, Murray and Rodney Tiffen (eds.). Australia's Gulf War, Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, 1992

Malik, J. Mohan. The Gulf War : Australia's role and Asian-Pacific responses, Canberra : Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1992

Sifry Micah L. and Christopher Cerf (eds.). The Gulf war reader : history, documents, opinions, New York, NY : Times Books, c1991

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