Vietnam Zippos


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Sherry Buchanan


Of the thousands of documents of the Vietnam War, none is so raw, so immediate and so resonant today.

Soldiers engraved love, death, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll onto the canvases of their Zippo lighters, in a real-life version of the war portrayed in Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film ‘Apocolypse Now’.

Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, the chrome-plated brass bears witness to the uncensored feelings of young men at war; their testimony is both shocking and hilarious in its bitter satire.

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Weight 802 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 22.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 18 October 2007
Number of pages 180
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24.5 x 22.5 cm
Weight 802 g


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Sherry Buchanan writes extensively on Vietnamese war art and has been a guest curator of Vietnam War exhibitions at the British Museum and other international venues. Among her other books are Tran Trung Tin: Painting and Poems from Vietnam and Vietnam Behind the Lines